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Income security: Disability and Unemployment Benefits (2014-08)

Congress should consider passing legislation to prevent individuals from collecting both full Disability Insurance benefits and Unemployment Insurance benefits that cover thesame period, which could save $2.18 billion over 10 years in the Social Security Disability Insurance program according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Year Identified: 2014
Area Number: 8
Area Type: Fragmentation, Overlap & Duplication

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Congress should consider passing legislation to require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to offset Disability Insurance (DI) benefits for any Unemployment Insurance(UI) benefits received in the same period.

Type
Congressional
Last Updated
March 31, 2020
Progress:

GAO suggested in April 2014 that Congress consider legislation to require SSA to offset DI benefits by any UI benefits received in the same period. As of March 2020,legislation has not been enacted. For example, the Double Dip Elimination Act was introduced in the 116th Congress and, if enacted, would prevent concurrent receipt of SSA DIand UI benefits. This change could save $2.18 billion over 10 years in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

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