Sequester Cuts Affect Disability Checks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that the government sequester has been signed, the question is no longer whether or not across the board spending cuts will hit, but how.

One group of local residents who will likely be hit are those collecting disability or Medicare under Social Security. While the dollar amount on the checks themselves will not change, Dave Toller with the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, or RV COG, says that the amount of time it takes to process those checks will.

Toller says that it will likely take some time for these changes to come into effect. In the meantime, organizations like RV COG that counsel disability recipients are still determining what advice they can give to help them through that process.