On March 4th, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) issued a news release relating to the Social Security Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. The organization expressed its disappointment relating to budget cuts effecting Social Security disability insurance. The statement follows a letter that the NOSSCR previously sent in conjunction with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities expressing the same concerns.
As part of its statement, the NOSSCR expressed concern for recipients of Social Security disability insurance who concurrently receive unemployment insurance. Recipients of Social Security disability insurance, or SSDI, sometimes receive unemployment insurance as well when they are able to meet the eligibility requirements for both benefits. The organization maintains that receiving both types of benefits is proper as long as these qualifications are met.
While concluding its statement, the NOSSCR states that it will “continue to urge President Obama and the U.S. Congress” to reject the proposed cuts to SSDI.
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by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.