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Commissioner Saul Communicates to Congress about the State of Social Security Services

April 26, 2021 • By

Last Updated: April 26, 2021

A photo headshot of SSA Commissioner Andrew SaulAndrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, wrote to key members of Congress to raise awareness of the resources Social Security needs to recover from the ongoing pandemic and improve service.

“Since becoming Commissioner, I have focused our actions and our resources on efforts to improve the service we provide to the millions of people who turn to us for help. I have been clear in my budget requests about what it takes to improve service and maintain the integrity of our programs: both additional frontline staff to help people now, and information technology (IT) investments to improve our future,” said Commissioner Saul.  “2021 is a critical year to shape the agency for post-pandemic success, but our resource constraints will delay our recovery. I appreciate President Biden’s support of our needs with his FY 2022 budget request of nearly $14.2 billion for us, which is $1.3 billion more than what we received this year to operate our agency. No one anticipated the duration of the pandemic and the ongoing challenges it presents.”

For the full text of Commissioner Saul’s letter, please read our press release.


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  1. KAK

    I am a disabled senior. As soon as I turned 66 you cut my SSDI check by $300 a month to regular SS! That was gas, medications, food, utilities, my mortgage and more!
    I’m still disabled! This makes absolutely no sense. I need that money.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Kimburly, thanks for using our blog. Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age. The law does not allow a person to receive both retirement and disability benefits on one earnings record at the same time. If your benefit went down, please contact your local Social Security office for an explanation. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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