It seems the concerns previously touched on in this blog-the impending debt default and its affect on disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income-were all for naught. In the 11th hour, both houses of Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed a debt deal that protected the United States from defaulting on its own debt. Not only that, but the legislation didn't touch Social Security.
With all this good news, it should seem odd that disability benefits advocates are still concerned about the fate of Social Security. It's not too odd, however, because the Commission of 12 still could pose a threat, says the chief executive officer of a prominent disability advocacy group. The Commission of 12 is a group of six senators and six representatives drawn from both parties that will cut another $1.5 trillion in government spending.