Income Security: Disability and Unemployment Benefits (2014-08)
Year Identified: 2014
Area Number: 8
Area Type: Fragmentation, Overlap & Duplication
◐- Partially Addressed
○- Not Addressed
◉- Consolidated or Other
⊘- Closed-Partially Addressed
⊗- Closed-Not Addressed
Last Updated:March 29, 2019
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.
As of March 2019, legislation has not been enacted. The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act, introduced in the 115th Congress, would have prevented concurrent receipt of SSA DI and UI benefits. If reintroduced and enacted by the 116th Congress, the change could save $2.45 billion over 10 years in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Office of Management and Budget.