Your action made a difference!
This week, as the U.S. Senate considered its 2016 budget resolution, on the table were cuts to benefits for people who receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI). Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) filed an amendment to cut these extremely modest but vital benefits.
You spoke out against this harmful benefit cut – and your voices were heard!
Senators stayed up most of Thursday night voting on dozens of amendments. Fortunately, the Flake Amendment did not come up for a vote.
The fight’s not over: over the coming weeks, as the Senate and House work to resolve the differences in their budgets, cuts to Social Security – including cuts to SSDI and UI benefits – are likely to continue to be on the table.
Stay tuned for updates and more opportunities to act to protect Social Security and SSDI. And get the facts on why UI should be there for qualified SSDI beneficiaries when they need it, and why 75 national organizations, including The Arc, oppose this harmful proposed benefit cut.
Thank you for your advocacy!