SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security is based on workers total income. If someone is disabled and cannot work but has a wife/husband who does work or anyone else currently in the household will be added to their application in decision of how much they are approved for.
 
I say this should not be the case. If one person who has a disability and cannot work should still receive the full income and not be cut off due to household income. The way our Social Security system works, in ways of being approved for a certain amount, all depends on the household income. If someone who has a disability and gets on Social Security will lower the amount they are approved for. This could mean for some, who may file for retirement benefits as well.
My proposal
  • Maximize your Social Security benefits to allow ways to maintain your current income.
  • Upon disability approval, you should be paid from the date your disability started to the date the application was approved. Not waiting six months for approval process. We should have a max limit for decision is no more than two weeks. Those with a disability should be approved immediately.
  • Decrease Taxes on Social Security Income.
  • Decrease retirement age of 62 to 52. This will allow more of us who plan to retire by the age of 50. This will help so many of us who plan their retirement early, so that they can plan out their retirement. Retirement benefits should be received starting at age of 52 if you choose to.
Maximize Social Security benefits
Maximizing our Social Security benefits and maintaining our current income will be my main priority as this will allow us to increase our Social Security benefits each year while maintaining our other earnings that will not count towards decreasing our current SS benefits. I will fight to protect our Social Security Administration but this is a way to expand on it and allow our people with a disability to stay on their current earnings from the Social Security Administration. We need to protect our income rather it's for age of 62, disability, retirement or being blind. This will ensure all who applies can be more confident of being approved for Social Security if they meet the criteria.
Upon Disability Approval
Our current Social Security Administration will approve those with a disability. But could be up to six months for approval and once approved, you will only start getting what was approved for starting the following month and going forward after approval was accepted. We can shorten this to two week approval. And once approved you should be paid for the two weeks you have been waiting for and suffering with no income due to a disability or blindness. This is not fair to the people and we deserve a better system. Together we can fight for this change.
Decrease Taxes on Social Security Income
"Reducing the taxation of Social Security may not seem like a great way to help save Social Security, but it may be. Ultimately, we all live off our after-tax income, also known as take-home pay. If retirees owe fewer taxes on their Social Security benefits, they may be able to shoulder a small reduction in gross benefits. If this was laid out properly, it could be a way to essentially means test Social Security benefits. If you decrease the taxes paid by lower-income retirees, you may be able to shrink their benefit without reducing their home from Social Security. On the flip side, you would likely be increasing taxes on those with more substantial retirement income streams, essentially taxing wealthier retirees who have less of their retirement income coming via Social Security."
According to forbes, this will help get more out of your Social Security. We can lower the gross taxation so that we will get more from Social Security. This change can be possible and I will fight for our right to earn the income we deserve.
Decreasing Retirement Age
The retirement age is currently set to at least the age of 62. But there have been many of us who plan to retire by the time we reach our 50's. I believe in decreasing the age of retirement benefits to the age of 52. Retirement benefits received by Social Security should be at the minimum of $625 for up to 15 years and increase after the 15 years. Currently our Social Security pays $435.30 for up to 20 years of coverage. We should be able to stay on coverage as long as we want to.

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