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HEARING: Johnson Announces Hearing on the Financing Challenges Facing the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

B-318 Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 AM
March 14, 2013 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing

The hearing will focus on the financing challenges facing the DI program, including why the number of program participants and benefit costs have grown so rapidly.  The hearing will also examine future trends, as well as underlying assumptions about the DI program, including entry on and exit from the disability rolls, the capacity for work of people with disabilities, and how total government spending is impacted by DI beneficiaries

Witness List

Joyce M. Manchester, Ph.D.
Chief, Long-Term Analysis Unit, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division Congressional Budget Office

Stephen C. Goss
Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration


Chairman Johnson’s Opening Statement

SUBCOMMITTEE: Social Security