Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose SSA’s NPRM on “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews”
On January 27th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment strongly opposing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews.” Social Security disability benefits are an essential support for individuals and children with disabilities in families with low incomes. If passed, the proposed rule would exacerbate challenges of low-income families of children with disabilities to pay for healthcare and basic needs, and would push thousands of children into or deeper into poverty.
Our future national prosperity depends on the well-being of our nation’s children and their families. As
those who care for the health of America’s children, we strongly oppose any administrative action that
would harm the health of children, particularly the youngest, and their families and urge the
administration to withdraw this proposal in full immediately.