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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...
GAO's Views on H.R. 825, a Bill To Make the Social Security Administration an Independent Agency
126772: Apr 23, 1985
GAO presented views on a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, focusing on whether the management and operation of SSA would be improved by making it an independent agency. GAO found that the bill's provisions would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs from the Department of Health and H...
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...
GAO's Major Activities in Aging During Fiscal Year 1982
HRD-83-25: Published: Dec 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO submitted a statement on its internal activities which involve the elderly, a list of reports issued from September 30, 1981, through September 30, 1982, and a list of assignments which relate to programs and services for the elderly...
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...
Replacing the SSA-8080 and SSA-8081 With the Redesigned SSIRD
107361: Sep 18, 1978
The Supplemental Security Income Record Display (SSIRD) contains each Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient's entire computerized master record and is the only record used by Social Security field offices that provides all the data on an SSI recipient. It can be used for developing and resolving SSI overpayments, obtaining information on an SSI recipient's record, and in some cases, for wor...
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...
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...
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...