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GAO criticizes SSA overpayments

Many Americans live with a disability and need financial support. The Social Security Administration Disability Insurance program is vital because it provides workers with disabilities with cash benefits. However, a U.S. General Accounting report issued in October found that the SSA overpaid $11 billion to beneficiaries who returned to work and had earnings exceeding the program's limits.

Return-to-work incentive is part of SSDI

As discussed, the latest Congressional budget law made changes to Social Security Disability to strengthen the disability fund for approximately seven years and which encourages recipients to return to work. This return-to-work incentive along with other changes to the Social Security Disability program is anticipated to save $5 billion over 10 years as compared to the program's $141 billion annual cost.

What is traumatic brain injury?

Veterans across the United States have fought hard for the country. Assuring treatment for life-altering and serious medical injuries constitutes one of the most significant veterans' issues. Members of the military frequently suffered TBI resulting from blast injuries during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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