Beneficiaries (121 - 130 of 134 items)
Entitlement to Increase in Civil Service Survivor Annuity
B-200115: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Government's Investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund
113126: Aug 25, 1980
GAO reviewed the government's investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund. The Fund's trustees have been subject of controversy and allegations of misusing and abusing the Fund's assets. Allegations included charges that individuals linked to organized crime had connections with the Fund and questionable loans had been mad...
Employer Stock Ownership Plans: Who Benefits Most in Closely Held Companies?
HRD-80-88: Published: Jun 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1980.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) be established and operated exclusively for the benefit of participants and their beneficiaries. Additionally, ERISA (1) defines an ESOP as a stock bonus plan or a stock bonus and money purchase plan that meets the qualification requirements of the Internal Revenue Service; and (2) provi...
Views on S. 2026
B-197095: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Minimum Social Security Benefit: A Windfall That Should Be Eliminated
HRD-80-29: Published: Dec 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1979.
The minimum benefit provision of the Social Security Act, intended to help the poor, has in recent years mainly benefited retired government workers with pensions and homemakers supported by their spouses' incomes. The provision grants a much higher benefit than individuals have earned and would otherwise receive. The need for the minimum benefit was greatly reduced in 1974 with the implementation...
Social Security Student Benefits for Postsecondary Students Should Be Discontinued
HRD-79-108: Published: Aug 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1979.
A review was made of the student benefit program to see if it is an unnecessary burden upon the overall Social Security system, and thus upon taxpayers supporting the system. The following major Office of Education programs comprise the student benefit program in Social Security: Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, Guaranteed Student Loan, National Direct Student Loan, College Work-Study, Supplem...
The Earnings Test for Social Security Beneficiaries
HRD-79-89: Published: Jul 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1979.
An analysis was made of the procedures used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in adjusting the benefits of persons who earn more than the allowable amount. The benefits of persons under age 72 must be reduced if they work and have earnings that exceed an annual exempt amount. For beneficiaries age 65 and over, the 1978 exempt amount was set at $4,000, but this will increase by $500 each...
GAO Recommendations for Improving the Management of Social Security Administration Programs
109035: Apr 9, 1979
A review was conducted of the efficient use of public funds and the identification of weaknesses and improvements needed in the administration of social security programs. Audit activities at the Social Security Administration indicate millions of dollars have and continue to be misspent and overall accurate figures are not available. Social Security recently established an Office of Payment Eligi...
Comments on Ten Bills Introduced To Amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974
B-114817: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
GAO considered the impact of 10 bills pending in Congress on the Railroad Retirement Account (RRA). All 10 bills would increase benefit payments. Financing these increased benefits, although not addressed by the bills, would presumably come from the RRA or general revenue appropriations. Even if the bills are not enacted, the long-term financial stabiliy of the RRA is doubtful. Between fiscal y...