Social Security Hearings Set For Tuesday

January 20, 2012

The House Ways and Means Social Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “combating disability waste, fraud and abuse” in the Social Security Disability Insurance program on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

The hearing is the second in a hearing series on “Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program.” The first hearing was held on December 2, 2011, and focused on the history of the SSDI program, the income security it provides and its financing challenges. (See article in December 2011 NOSSCR Social Security Forum.) Future hearings, not yet scheduled, will focus on: the criteria used to determine benefit eligibility; how decisions are made and the appeals process; and current ideas about possible solutions.

In the Hearing Advisory for the January 24 hearing, Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) stated: “Waste, fraud, and abuse in the disability insurance program cheat honest, hardworking American taxpayers. As we work to secure the future of this program, we need to protect the American taxpayer from con artists who are stealing from the system by making sure benefits are paid only to those who deserve them.”

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