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Defending Disability Programs

July 27, 2017

Disability programs continue to be under attack, whether in the press, the President’s proposed budget, or in Congress.  But excellent defenses are available.  For example, in anticipation of proposed cuts targeting children’s SSI, the Center on Budget Priorities and Policies has authored a report entitled “SSI: A Lifeline for Children with Disabilities,” available at https://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/ssi-a-lifeline-for-children-with-disabilities.  And for rebuttals to the latest in a series of articles in the Washington Post  (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2017/06/02/generations-disabled/?utm_term=.dd77a48dbead), see https://www.poynter.org/2017/the-washington-post-just-illustrated-the-biggest-flaw-in-disability-coverage/462202/ and https://talkpoverty.org/2017/06/02/washington-posts-reporting-disability-giving-trump-cover-disability-cuts/.  These articles offer helpful rebuttals if you are called upon to defend Social Security’s crucial disability programs.

 





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