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Decision By Congress Will Effect Social Security

Recent decisions made by Washington could affect Social Security payments according to a local organization.

Social Security funds go towards various groups of people. A shortfall in disability Social Security has been predicted for 2016, and money can be redirected within the social security umbrella when a shortage is predicted. According to Lynn Scoville, Executive Director of the DeWitt County Human Resource Center, only eighty percent of funds have been projected to be distributed to recipients.

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Congress recently decided not to allow reallocation of Social Security funds. Because of that, it will have a greater impact on disability recipients as opposed to retirement recipients. Scovill points out disability beneficiaries receive their funds for a reason and need the support that money provide.

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The rule for fund allocating will remain in effect until a new Congress is seated in 2016.

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