Chairman Paul Ryan

H.R. 5260, Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014

Every worker in America pays a portion of their hard-earned wages to the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program for promised benefits if he or she becomes too disabled to work.  Unfortunately, recent DI fraud scandals have revealed significant vulnerabilities in the program that have resulted in lost taxpayer dollars, which have consequently put at risk the benefits upon which millions of disabled Americans rely.  Due to poor oversight, badly outdated rules and the DI program’s “pay first” culture, Social Security has awarded benefits to those who are not truly disabled.  Additionally, Social Security’s complex application and disability determination process makes it nearly impossible for many claimants to apply without paid professional help.  Through common sense and fair changes, the Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014 (H.R. 5260) seeks to combat fraud and better protect taxpayers and beneficiaries.

H.R. 5260 Bill Summary

H.R. 5260 Summary of Provisions

H.R. 5260 Bill Text

H.R. 5260 Press Release

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Letters of Support for H.R. 5260

Securing the Future of the Disability Program