Rep. Griffin Discusses Challenges Facing the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
March 15, 2013
Ways and Means Hearing on the Financing Challenges Facing the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
B-318 Rayburn House Office Building
Mar 14, 2013
Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing focused on the financing challenges facing the DI program, including why the number of program participants and benefit costs have grown so rapidly. The hearing also examined 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.
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