Ranking member of the Ways and means Social Security Subcommittee Xavier Becerra (D-CA) has announced that he is introducing legislation to give the SSA the real effective tools to fight fraud and abuse of the disability benefit programs.
While many opponents have wasted time and efforts criticizing the Social Security disability programs, H.R. 4090 provides "a secure stream" of funds to allow the agency to implement a system of fraud prevention. This bill will give the SSA the funds it needs to perform much needed continuing disability reviews (CDR's). Currently there is a backlog of 1.3 million cases that have not been reviewed by the agency as they were supposed.
This proposed bill would require the Social Security Commissioner to create "Cooperative Disability Investigations Units" in all 50 states and its territories by October 1, 2017.
I applaud Congressman Becerra's efforts and urge the Connecticut and Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to support H.R. 4090. To see Congressman Becerra's statements before the Ways and Means Committee watch the video below: