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Trump administration cuts to Social Security disability benefits among the cruelest
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Trump administration cuts to Social Security disability benefits among the cruelest

Rebecca Vallas discusses the Trump administration's latest proposal to cut Social Security, explaining why the decision would cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose lifesaving disability benefits.

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  • Rebecca Vallas

Hardly a day goes by without the Trump administration finding a new way to slash the safety net.

But its latest proposal — which would cut Social Security disability benefits by $2.6 billion over 10 years — is one of the cruelest. It would require millions of beneficiaries to re-prove their disability — and navigate a complex web of red tape and paperwork — every two years. Hundreds of thousands of people could lose benefits even though their condition has not changed.

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Rebecca Vallas

Senior Fellow