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The new rule would be particularly troublesome for older and lower-skilled workers, as it would simply shut many of them out from a source of income. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not just health coverage that’s getting harder to get. A new rule from the Trump administration would make it tougher for people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to stay qualified—and end up losing benefits they’re already receiving.

A Huffington Post report says that the proposal, first revealed in November, has slipped under the radar for many—but could affect thousands. In essence, it adds yet another layer of scrutiny to the process of SSDI qualification, in that it rechecks to be sure that people who have already passed muster are truly disabled.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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