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The Associated Press is reporting a story out of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where President Barack Obama says he likes the idea of increasing income limits for those receiving Social Security disability payments, but also says it costs money.

Obama recently told a town hall-style meeting in New Mexico that he is open to giving federal disability payments to more people, but he said it has to be part of a broader review of government entitlements, such as Medicare and Medicaid. As I have mentioned in prior blogs, most Social Security recipients may also qualify for additional government benefits. Mr. Obama went on to say changing entitlement programs is a major piece in his plan to rein in federal spending. He says his team is going through the budget line by line to eliminate waste. Read Article

As expected during the recent economic downturn, Obama says that disability claims have gone up. If you or a loved one has been turned down for SSD beneifts, please contact our law firm as there are time limits for your appeal.

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