June 10th, 2013
The Honorable Sam Johnson
3rd District, Texas
U.S. House of Representatives
1211 Longworth Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Johnson,
I am writing today on behalf of the 730,000 members of AMAC, the Association of Mature
American Citizens, to offer our strong support for your bill, “The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2013.” AMAC is pleased to see this bill introduced, as it seeks to responsibly address critical concerns regarding Social Security disability benefits.
While the future of Social Security is marked by fiscal uncertainty, it is imperative for Congress to take action to preserve benefits for rightful recipients, and to protect the program against potential abuse. Under current law, it is possible for a person to receive Social Security disability benefits – reserved for those who cannot work – and unemployment benefits – meant for those who can work – at the same time. Allowing double-dipping within entitlement programs enables wider abuse of Social Security disability insurance and complicates efforts to achieve fiscal solvency.
Like a majority of American citizens, AMAC remains very concerned about the future of Social Security and the need for entitlement reform. As an organization focused on the concerns of mature Americans, we understand the importance of acting promptly to prevent abuse of entitlement benefits. Additionally, we firmly believe that the Federal government has a responsibility to seniors and future generations to adopt commonsense proposals to make committed strides toward solvency.
Thanks to your leadership and attention, AMAC is proud to support “The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2013,” a responsible bill that will restore accountability and stability within Social Security.
President and Founder of AMAC