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AMAC Supports Benefits Double Dip Elimination Legislation

andrew-mangioneby Andrew Mangione – AMAC is proud to lend its support to H.R. 1502, “The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2013.”  Introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, H.R. 1502 is an important piece of legislation that seeks to responsibly reform current law, which enables an individual to receive Social Security disability insurance and unemployment benefits at the same time.  At a time when real solutions are needed to make Social Security solvent, many lawmakers recognize that double-dipping in entitlement benefits must end in order to preserve funds for rightful beneficiaries.  AMAC firmly believes the Federal government has a responsibility to act promptly to prevent abuse of entitlement benefits and to adopt commonsense proposals – like H.R. 1502 – to ensure Social Security is around for current seniors and future generations.  To express our approval of H.R. 1502, an AMAC representative personally delivered a letter of support to Rep. Johnson’s Washington office.  AMAC will continue to act as a champion for legislative initiatives that strive to restore accountability and stability to Social Security.

Print AMAC Letter of Support for H.R. 1502                                                                     H.R. 1502

 

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Jami Housh
8 years ago

You are so right Vince.

Jami Housh
8 years ago

Finally a place for conservatives to chat.

rich
8 years ago

It is simple you can not collect both. If you are collecting disability payments then you are not able to work, if you are not able to work then why do you expect to get UN-employment benefits they are for people actively looking for employment. you wan to fix this problem just examine how many kids are drawing SSD because they have defiant disorder or AdHD disorder.this is a area to shut down money flow also.

Janice Hitchcock
8 years ago

My neighbor receives Social Security and a company pension. There is no offset because he receives two pensions. Why should I be penalized because I taught school in Kentucky. I am a widow whose income is just above the poverty level, because I can not draw my husband’s Social Security that he paid into for 40 years. Who gets this money? This is so unfair to widows who are too old to work and have to pinch every penny to pay their house payment, buy groceries, and living expenses. Please work to repeal the WEP and/ or GPO. I don’t consider it double dipping if you worked and paid into retirement at two places of work. Please help the widows and widowers—-no one else does. I have not been able to even take a weekend vacation for over ten years. Something is very wrong with a situation like this.

Vince
8 years ago

If you want to save money Stop giving welfare to illegal aliens. Don’t worry about what little real Americans are getting.

Stop lobbing money maybe we will get control of our country back.

Sandra
8 years ago

Anytime the Government wants to take your money, they use “double dipping” as one of their excuses. Just ask the many who are affected by WEP and GPO. One prevents many women from collecting their deceased husband’s social security and the other eliminates the payment of social security benefits earned on their own behalf. The Government has robbed the social security trust fund for their pet projects and you expect they are going to pass a bill that allows an individual to receive money. Wake up America–You have been scammed.

Steve Smith
8 years ago

Employees do not pay any part of the unimployment contribution. Only Employers pay this additional tax.

Elaine Smith
8 years ago
Reply to  Steve Smith

You need to check your facts. Employees pay a portion of the federal unemployment. I know, I had to take it out of my employees pay and deposit it every month.

Gwen
8 years ago

As a Missouri public school teacher I cannot receive any of my social security that I paid in during my private school and summer jobs. If my hubbie dies I am not entitled to his social security. All because I have teacher retirement which I pay 700 per month..not the district….so I support you…please help…it is teachers, counselors, firefighters, policemen. I’ve contacted senator Claire mcaskill several times and she has tried to help. Thank you!

Lauren Dennison
8 years ago

I think they want to enact this because you are receiving disability benefits through social security and saying you can not work. Then the reason for unemployment is not valid. If you can not work because of a disability then how can you accept unemployment benefits and certify that you are looking for work.

Peggy Budny
8 years ago

My opinion is that you are not entitled to both. You are either unemployed or retired. I know someone who left a job because of a medical disability and is now collecting disability insurance and her retirement. Which is it? Are you retired or disabled. If she had retired and then undergone the medical issue which caused the medical disability she would not be entitled to both. And we are paying for it as she was a school teacher.

Kind of like being married or single. I can’t be both.

William Jackson
8 years ago

Why anyone would call Social Security an entitlement is beyond me. You pay into it for approx. 40 years and make a meager amount of money off of the “investment” you make. I call it a big cut in your investment.

Gerri Segal
8 years ago

I don’t understand why this is considered double dipping? We PAY into unemployment and we PAY in Social Security….why shouldn’t people be allowed to collect from both if the situation has occurred that they are eligible for both. This law makes no sense.

KEN
8 years ago
Reply to  Gerri Segal

Gerri you are wrong , employee pays nothing toward umployment ,employers pay all of it, nothing comes out of emloyees checks for unempoyment insurance, and they are talking about disabilty insurance so if you are disababable how can you be umnemployed looking for work

Elaine Smith
8 years ago
Reply to  KEN

Check your facts. I took federal unemployment out of my employees pay every month and deposited it to their account along with their taxes.

Elaine Smith
8 years ago
Reply to  Gerri Segal

I agree.

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