Social security benefits (31 - 40 of 64 items)
Social Security Administration: SSA Needs to Act Now to Assure World-Class Service
T-HRD-94-46: Published: Oct 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the management of the Social Security Administration (SSA), focusing on actions that SSA should take to provide high-quality service to its beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) over the next 10 to 20 years, increasing numbers of claims from the baby boom generation will cause SSA workloads to significantly increase; (2) SSA needs to take several actions to improve its long-range planni...
[Comments on Social Security Offset Applied to SBP Annuity]
B-253799: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1993.
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Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
Social Security: Need to Improve Postentitlement Service to the Public
HRD-93-21: Published: May 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the amount of time it takes the Social Security Administration (SSA) to process requests for services from social security beneficiaries, which include replacing lost or stolen checks, converting spouses to survivors' status, and making address changes to checks.GAO found that: (1) SSA receives 500,000 reports a year from beneficiaries claiming t...
Social Security: Reporting and Processing of Death Information Should Be Improved
HRD-92-88: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) process for obtaining information on deceased beneficiaries and terminating benefits payments, focusing on: (1) how long family members, states, and others take to report deaths to SSA; (2) the amount of time SSA takes to terminate payments once a death is reported; (3) whether delays in rep...
Comments on the Social Security Notch Issue
T-HRD-92-46: Published: Jul 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1992.
GAO discussed its: (1) work on the "notch" disparity in Social Security benefits; and (2) belief that Congress made the right decision in not advancing notch legislation. GAO noted that: (1) other studies have confirmed and supported its original analysis and findings; (2) the notch group is not worse off compared to other beneficiaries; (3) the notch is an artifact of the corrected wage-indexed f...
Social Security: Beneficiary Payment for Representative Payee Services
HRD-92-112: Published: Jun 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of the fee that nonprofit organizations collect from Social Security beneficiaries for providing representative payee services.GAO found that the majority of the organizations participating in the representative payee program: (1) believed that the fee program would encourage organizations to become payees and exi...
Women's Pensions: Recent Legislation Generally Improved Pension Entitlement and Increased Benefits
T-HRD-92-20: Published: Mar 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
GAO discussed the results of its studies on women's pension issues, focusing on: (1) the impact of the vesting and benefit distribution provisions under the Tax Reform Act of 1986; (2) widows' receipt of survivor pension income and the impact of the Retirement Equity Act of 1984 on their access to those benefits; (3) the role of the private pension system in improving the economic condition of poo...
Federal Agencies Need SSA's Death Information To Avoid Erroneous Payments
T-HRD-91-6: Published: Feb 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1991.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) death information to help in their efforts to remove deceased persons from their benefit rolls. GAO noted that: (1) only three federal agencies obtained and used SSA voluntarily reported death information; (2) no federal agencies received the death information SSA purchased from states, although SSA was negotiating a...
Federal Benefit Payments: Agencies Need Death Information From Social Security to Avoid Erroneous Payments
HRD-91-3: Published: Feb 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) death information for preventing erroneous benefit payments and the collection of overpayments.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies' lack of a timely and effective way to detect unreported beneficiary deaths caused them to pay millions of dollars in erroneous payments to deceased b...