The City of Plantation is the proud home of 85,000 residents, with its motto, “The Grass is Greener.” Two famous films, “Caddyshack” and “There’s Something About Mary” were partially filmed here. The company DHL has its headquarters for the Americas based here as well. NFL star Ronnie Brown and rapper “Snoop Dog” have homes in this city.
Plantation Social Security Disability Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq., is proud to have been serving this community, a bedroom community of Ft. Lauderdale, for over 20 years, in Social Security Disability appeals. There has been much discussion of the long term sustainability of the Social Security Disability system and how it will impact residents of Plantation and Ft. Lauderdale. The continuing growth of Social Security receipients is significant. While workers paying Social Security taxes have increased 70% since 1970, the number of recipients of SSD has increased by approximately 300%, from 2.6 million persons to about 10 million individuals.
It is forecast that by the year 2020, the number of Social Security beneficiaries will continue to increase by 18%, to 11.8 million. Total benefits payable by 2020 will reach $188 billion dollars! That will translate to over a 50% increase from today’s benefits paid.
Experts believe that Social Security Disability’s growth is due to the changing workforce, including the aging of the baby boomers, changes in disability policy over the years and an economy in recession. Growth of Social Security Disability is placing a massive strain on the SSDI program. According to the 2011 Report of the Social Security Trustees, the Trust Fund will be unable to pay full benefits, starting in the year 2018, which is only 6 years from now. Congressional action will be required to solve the looming issues for the Social Security Disability Program. One proposal would require employers to provide private disability insurance, on the theory that this would give employers the incentive to accommodate workers with disabilities, so that they could remain in the workforce. Another proposal would provide a workers’ compensation-like “experience rating” for disability payroll taxes, “rewarding” employers who retain individuals with disabilities with lower taxes. How the U.S. Congress ultimately resolves these issues will have a huge impact on Plantation, Florida and Ft. Lauderdale applicants and recipients of Social Security Disability.
The Boca Raton law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 6111 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, #200. Telephone (561) 613-0101.
The West Palm Beach law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 1401 Forum Way, 6th Floor. Telephone (561) 732-8004