Social Security Disability Income and Unemployment Insurance
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked by a group of senators to examine cases in which individuals receive benefits from Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) simultaneously. The GAO stated that it is possible for individuals to receive SSDI and UI concurrently, but this situation could be an indication of improper payments.
The Social Security Administration criticized the report, after looking at the same eight cases of individuals who received concurrent DI and UI benefits in the GAO’s examinaton. SSA considers receipt of UI as a factor, but it does not determine a claimants ability to perform Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). SSA commented that payments from both SSDI and UI is permissable, and therefore concurrent receipt is not an indication of improper payment.
In some cases, for instance, income may not have been considered SGA. SSA commented that “it would be incorrect to presume that any income after disability onset represents work or an ability to work.”
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