Social security benefits (51 - 60 of 64 items)
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...
Railroad Retirement: Size, Nature, and Funding Sources
HRD-86-73FS: Published: Mar 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's financial involvement in the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance programs.GAO found that: (1) the federal government provides half of the programs' annual revenues, which help pay for social-security-equivalent benefits; (2) windfall benefits to retirees who are entitled to railroad retirement and social security...
Retirement Benefits: Discrepancies in Benefits Paid by the Railroad Retirement Board for SSA
HRD-86-3: Published: Feb 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1986.
GAO surveyed 17 different types of data exchanges between the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), focusing on the benefit payments that RRB made on behalf of SSA.GAO found that, although RRB and SSA developed a monitoring system (CSAUDIT) to verify the accuracy of payments RRB made on behalf of SSA to beneficiaries entitled to both railroad retirement and...
Need To Strengthen Social Security's Beneficiary Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Authority
HRD-85-12: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO reported on federal retirement overpayments to determine what portion of overpayments are caused by beneficiaries and how effectively the Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes its sanctions to prevent and minimize improper reporting.GAO found that, as of September 1984, retired and disabled beneficiaries and their dependents or survivors owed SSA about $2 billion, which represented abo...
Social Security Could Improve Its Management and Detection of Postentitlement Changes by Using Postadjudicative Appraisal Data
HRD-84-27: Published: Jan 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1984.
GAO analyzed the timeliness with which people report to the Social Security Administration (SSA) events such as marriage, death, and cessation of school attendance, which could affect their social security benefits.GAO found that most such events are reported promptly. However, it estimated that for 1981 about 7 percent of such events were not reported within 2 months of the event and that about $...
Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Programs of the Railroad Retirement Board
121261: May 3, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would improve the financial condition of the railroad retirement and unemployment programs. GAO also described how the system operates and how it is tied to social security and discussed past GAO proposals to improve the railroad retirement program's financial condition. The railroad retirement program involves benefits similar to those avai...
Prisoners Receiving Social Security and Other Federal Retirement, Disability, and Education Benefits
HRD-82-43: Published: Jul 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO estimated the number of incarcerated felons receiving social security and other cash benefits from various federal programs. Initial GAO estimates on the number of prisoner beneficiaries receiving benefits from Social Security Administration (SSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) programs resulted in Congress enacting legislation in 1980 to exclude certain...
Impact of State Death Information on Federal Income Security Programs
HRD-81-113: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
GAO completed a limited survey to determine whether deaths of Social Security Administration (SSA) title II beneficiaries were being reported to SSA so that benefits could be terminated or otherwise converted to surviving spouses. GAO was concerned about potential overpayments because reporting of deaths to SSA by survivors is voluntary and because there have been disclosures by the media and othe...
Keeping the Railroad Retirement Program on Track--Government and Railroads Should Clarify Roles and Responsibilities
HRD-81-27: Published: Mar 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1981.
The railroad retirement program is the only federally administered pension plan for a private industry. Funds to finance the program consist of taxes paid by railroad workers and employers, transfers from social security trust funds, and general revenue appropriations from the Federal Government. A review was performed of the Federal role in providing financial assistance to the program and the al...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...