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HEARING POSTPONED: Double Dipping: Assessing Overlap Between Disability and Unemployment Benefits

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has scheduled a hearing, Double Dipping: Assessing Overlap Between Disability and Unemployment  Benefits, on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
The Subcommittee hearing will examine a new report by the Government Accountability Office titled Income Security:  Overlapping Disability and Unemployment Benefits Should Be Evaluated for Potential Savings.  The report examines the ability of an individual to concurrently receive Social Security Disability Benefits ("SSDI") and Unemployment Insurance ("UI") benefits.  Under current law, an individual can qualify for concurrent benefit payments from both programs despite each being designed to serve two different populations. 
Witnesses will include representatives from the Government Accountability Office, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor.
A witness list will be available Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has scheduled a hearing, "Double Dipping: Assessing Overlap Between Disability and Unemployment  Benefits," on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The Subcommittee hearing will examine a new report by the Government Accountability Office titled "Income Security:  Overlapping Disability and Unemployment Benefits Should Be Evaluated for Potential Savings."  The report examines the ability of an individual to concurrently receive Social Security Disability Benefits ("SSDI") and Unemployment Insurance ("UI") benefits.  Under current law, an individual can qualify for concurrent benefit payments from both programs despite each being designed to serve two different populations. 

Witnesses

  • THE HONORABLE JANE OATES
    Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Washington, DC
  • MR. GREGORY D. KUTZ
    Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Washington, DC
  • MS. THERESA L. GRUBER
    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Operations
    U. S. Social Security Administration
    Baltimore, MD