Beneficiaries (91 - 100 of 134 items)
The Social Security Notch Issue
T-HRD-88-14: Published: Apr 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1988.
GAO discussed the social security benefits disparity, known as the notch, specifically: (1) how the notch arose; (2) how it affects beneficiaries; and (3) alternatives for financing legislation to address the problem. GAO found that: (1) Congress amended the Social Security Act in 1977 to alter the social security benefits computation formula; (2) under the new formula, retirees born in or after 1...
Social Security: The Notch Issue
HRD-88-62: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the disparity of social security benefits, known as the notch, between classes of recipients, resulting from the Social Security Amendments of 1977, specifically: (1) how the notch arose; (2) its effect on beneficiaries; (3) the financial implications of some proposed notch legislation; and (4) the socioeconomic characteristics of affected social s...
[Claim for Survivor's Annuity by Former Wife of Deceased Navy Officer]
B-221968: Published: Mar 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1988.
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Social Security: Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within sta...
137894: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, discusses ways to reform entitlement programs. Social security benefits constituted more than 42 percent of federal entitlements outlays in fiscal year 1986, while federal health care programs were about 16 percent and retirement systems were 9 percent. Entitlements growth after 1980 was entirely due to expansion of poverty progr...
Pension Plans: Vesting Status of Participants in Selected Small Plans
HRD-88-31: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the vesting status of individuals in top-heavy retirement plans in small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, to determine the likely effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on their vesting status.GAO found that of the 128 retirement plans it reviewed: (1) shorter-tenured workers would have been adversely affected by the change...
Uncredited Earnings for Social Security
T-HRD-88-2: Published: Oct 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1987.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) reconciliation of differences in employer reports of employee earnings made separately to the two agencies. GAO found that: (1) 9.7 million persons had earnings during the years 1978 through 1984 that were not credited to their Social Security earnings records; (2) because SSA and IRS disagreed as to whic...
Social Security: Clients Still Rate Quality of Service High
HRD-87-103BR: Published: Jul 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) surveyed client satisfaction with the quality of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) service since a reduction in force; and (2) compared the results with a similar survey conducted in 1984.GAO found that: (1) about 81 percent of the 1986 respondents rated SSA service as good to very good, whereas about 78 percent rated SSA service similarly...
Railroad Retirement: Federal Financial Involvement
HRD-86-88: Published: May 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) presented an inventory and description of past and present federal financial assistance to the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) retirement and unemployment programs; and (2) showed how much assistance would be needed under current laws to continue the federal government's unique relationship with these programs.GAO found that: (1) federal government inv...
Social Security: Past Projections and Future Financing Concerns
HRD-86-22: Published: Mar 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the past and current projections for the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust fund, specifically the important assumptions underlying the revenue and spending projections that determine the trust fund balance.GAO found that: (1) through 1982, projections of the OASI trust fund balance have been inaccurate, because the inability to foresee e...