Friday, June 01, 2007

Baby Boomers Affect on Social Security Disability

One very important reason there has been so many process improvements at SSA is because of the expected explosion of cases from the baby boomer generation. I expect that the improvements in the process especially the move to electronic files will do allot to help but I think we can expect longer delays in processing time just due to the sheer number of cases that are expected in the coming years. Another problem with this increase in cases will be the financial health of the Social Security Administration. The days of ignoring the financial crisis of SSA is coming to an end. I believe over the next few years even the politicians will have to pay attention and actually take steps to fund the Social Security System. I don't pretend to have the answers on how this will be done but it must be addressed if this extremely important program is to continue.