Policy Matters Testifies on Unemployment Compensation and Social Security, October 2007

October 9, 2007

Ohio is now the only one of the 50 states that reduces unemployment insurance by 100 percent of Social Security payments received by jobless workers. Thus, many older workers find when they lose their jobs that their unemployment insurance is reduced or cut to zero. Ohio Senate Bill 116, introduced by Sen. Joy Padgett and passed unanimously by the Senate, would eliminate this Social Security “offset,” as it is called. Policy Matters Research Director Zach Schiller testified in support of the bill at an October 9 hearing of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

Read Zach Schiller’s Ohio House Committee testimony reiterating a testimony to the Ohio Senate Committee in April, 2007.

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