Nonprofit said Congress should encourage working SSDI recipients

According to nonprofit organization Center for American Progress, instead of passing a measure that would effectively terminate concurrent benefits of Social Security Disability Insurance and unemployment insurance, Congress should instead put into practice policies that would encourage more people with disabilities to rejoin the workforce.

CAP’s poverty to prosperity program director of policy Rebecca Vallas said that for the fewer than 1% of people receiving disability and unemployment insurance who qualify for both insurance programs, the average combined benefit is only $1,100 each month, meaning cutting these benefits would seriously jeopardize these individuals’ ability to sustain an adequate quality of life.

Our attorneys at the Hankey Law Office are prepared to help individuals who need to file Social Security disability benefits in Indianapolis or address any disability claim concerns and issues regarding the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Call our offices today at (317) 634-8565 to speak with a member of our legal team.