SIGN NOW: Tell the Biden-Harris administration to uproot Trump’s Social Security underminers!

The Biden-Harris Administration

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With just weeks remaining in the Trump administration, they’re pushing through dangerous rule changes that threaten the financial security of hundreds of thousands of Social Security recipients. It’s part of a wave of last-minute regulations designed to kick people off of the benefits they need to survive―but the Biden-Harris administration can stop them on Day 1!

These last-minute changes will make it harder to apply for Social Security benefits, and harder to keep some benefits once you’re signed up. It’s a cruel, senseless policy, led by Trump appointees with a reputation for cruelty.

It’s critical that the Biden-Harris administration immediately undo these rules when they take office, and demand the resignations of Trump’s Social Security appointees! Sign our petition to make sure they do just that!

In the 1980s, the Reagan administration implemented one of these rules. And Reagan’s policy ripped away the Social Security benefits of 200,000 Americans with disabilities.

The Trump administration proposal would require millions of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries to re-prove their eligibility for benefits as often as every six months—far more frequently than is currently the case.

The New York Times reported that during the Reagan administration “people with obvious physical and mental disabilities” lost their benefits “without having been interviewed” by the Social Security Administration. This led to the loss of 21,176 lives of people who relied on their Social Security benefits to survive.

And, while Reagan was eventually forced to reverse his attack on Social Security after massive public outcry, the Trump administration is bringing back this cruel policy with no regard for history or human life.

There is no justification for this policy. The United States already has some of the strictest eligibility criteria for disability benefits in the world. More than half of all claims are denied.

Last year, we fought back against this proposed rule change and submitted more than 130,000 public comments in opposition. Now, we must call on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to rescind these dangerous, last-minute rule changes by the Trump administration and fire all of Donald Trump’s political appointees from the Social Security Administration.

Sign the petition today!

To: The Biden-Harris Administration
From: [Your Name]

On the first day of your administration, rescind the Trump administration’s rule changes that undermine Social Security, and fire all of Donald Trump’s political appointees to the Social Security Administration.