Payments to current and future Social Security Disability beneficiaries will be reduced to 81% of the current amount unless Congress does something to address the deficiency in the Trust fund in 2016. Well, the House of Representatives did something but not the right thing, by issuing as one of its procedural rules. to prevent a simple fix by transferring funds between the trust funds as had been done eleven times in the past.. The new rule enacted by the House Republican caucus prohibits the reallocation unless it's accompanied by "benefit cuts or tax increases that improve the solvency of the combined trust funds," as paraphrased by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
The rule change reflects the burgeoning demonization of disability recipients, a trend the LA Times reported on in the past it's been fomented by conservative Republicans and abetted by sloppy reporting by institutions such as NPR and "60 Minutes."