The Senate Finance Committee is currently reviewing Senate Bill 1099 “The Reducing Overlapping Payment Act.” The bill, if passed, would reduce a person’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payment to zero for any month they received unemployment benefits also.
Currently, the SSA policy on the receipt of unemployment benefits is just one of many factors SSA must consider in making a disability determination. A 2010 Chief Administrative Law Judge Memorandum states “In addition, it is often uncertain whether we will find a person who applies for unemployment benefits ultimately to be disabled under our rules, and our decision-making process can be quite lengthy. Therefore, it is SSA’s position that individuals need not choose between applying for unemployment insurance and Social Security disability benefits.”
According to the website govtrack.us, the bill is unlikely to get out of the committee or be made into law.
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