In his budget, former President Trump proposed a substantial increase in the percentage of SSA’s budget that went towards “program integrity.” President Joe Biden’s budget rightly increased SSA’s budget and rightly reduced the “program integrity” amount Trump proposed. This is a positive step, but Biden and the Social Security champions in Congress should go much further.

Congress should increase SSA’s budget, and direct SSA to use these increased funds for improved customer service. None of those funds should be spent on harassing the public in the name of “program integrity.”