Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act

January 31, 2018

Rooted in Rights and Disability Rights Washington generously created for us a new video about HR 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act. This is the bill that would create a new P&A for the representative payee program.

A new bill has been introduced in Congress that would protect people with disabilities from financial exploitation, abuse and neglect. But in order for this to happen, we need your help to get the law passed!

Go to rootedinrights.org/HR4547 to tell your representative to support HR4547.

A rep payee is a person who acts as the receiver of Social Security Disability Income for a person who is not fully capable of managing their own benefits. Unfortunately, we have uncovered representative payees who have stolen or misused funds. Watch this video to learn more about what you can do to help protect people with disabilities.  https://www.facebook.com/rootedinrights/videos/1625463714209245/

From Disability Rights Washington: The  number of H.R. 4547 bipartisan co-sponsors is up to 64.  Watch this video to learn to learn about a major provision of this bill sponsored by Rep. Johnson (TX) and Rep. Larson (CT), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. 

 

 

 

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