Neal, Larson, Davis Respond to Shocking Actions by the Social Security Inspector General

May 20, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), released the following statement in response to a new Washington Post article uncovering astonishingly high fines against seniors and people with disabilities who get benefits from the Social Security Administration: 

“We are outraged by this stunning report, which alleges that Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General levied unprecedented fines against more than 100 seniors and people with disabilities without due process, under procedures adopted during the Trump Administration. We call on President Biden and Acting Commissioner of Social Security Kilolo Kijakazi to swiftly investigate this apparent abuse of authority, to put in place safeguards to prevent future abuse, and to provide relief to any individuals wrongfully victimized.”