Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building
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.
THE HONORABLE JANE OATESAssistant Secretary, Employment and Training AdministrationU.S. Department of LaborWashington, DC
MR. GREGORY D. KUTZManaging Director, Forensic Audits and Special InvestigationsU.S. Government Accountability OfficeWashington, DC
MS. THERESA L. GRUBERAssistant Deputy Commissioner for OperationsU. S. Social Security AdministrationBaltimore, MD