by 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.