Social Security

create a new ss plan

The current benefit structure for children who transition into adulthood is quite confusing. In our state, there is a medicare or medicaid waiver through an aging voucher. The wait list to receive one of these can be several years and is subject to cuts in spending and also mixed in with all ages and conditions. It would seem logical to create a separate category for children who are diagnosed with a chronic and debilitating disease that will result in significant, permanent disability that will last throughout their lifetime. This type of benefit would not expire when they become adults, but would continue to support their unique needs as they navigate into adulthood.

Tags

Voting

23 votes
23 up votes
0 down votes
Active
Idea No. 63