October 26, 2015 / 10:54 PM / 4 years ago

Budget deal would offer $168 billion in Social Security savings: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two-year budget deal under negotiation between congressional leaders and the White House would offer $168 billion in long-term savings through reforms to the Social Security Disability Insurance program, a source familiar with the talks said.

The first major changes to Social Security since 1983 would prevent a 20 percent across-the-board cut in benefits to disabled users of the program that was expected in early 2016 with the depletion of a disability trust fund, the person said.

Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler

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