Senate to Hold Hearing on Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency

On Wednesday, February 11th, the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on “The Coming Crisis:  Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency”.  Social Security Disability Insurance was created in 1956 to provide financial assistance to people who are unable to work due to disability or health issues.   Witnesses at the hearing will include: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Social Security Administration; Dr. Mark Duggan, Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Dr. Philip de Jong, Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam School of Economics; and Kate Lang, Staff Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center.  Visit the Committee website to learn more and to view live video on the day of the hearing.

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