Social security benefits (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Private Pensions: 1986 Law Will Improve Benefit Equity in Many Small Employers' Plans
HRD-91-58: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effect of federal pension rules on women, focusing on: (1) specific pension rules that affected benefit equity between men and women; and (2) the effect that changes in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) would have on benefit equity.GAO found that: (1) before TRA, most pension plan participants were in large employers' plans that generally allo...
Retirement Income: 1984 Pension Law Will Help Some Widows but Not the Poorest
HRD-88-77: Published: Jul 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the potential effects of the spousal consent provision of the Retirement Equity Act of 1984 on the economic status of future widows, focusing on: (1) how many wives could gain entitlement to survivor benefits as a result of the act; (2) what economic circumstances influenced whether husbands selected survivor benefits, prior to the act; (3) to wh...
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...
Proposed Civil Service Supplemental Retirement System
128278: Oct 28, 1985
GAO presented its views on the proposed Civil Service Supplemental Retirement System, which combines social security, a defined benefit pension plan, and a thrift plan. This approach and the provisions of the thrift plan portion of the proposed program are consistent with prevailing provisions in the private sector; however, other aspects of the plan differ from private sector programs. GAO found...
Circumstances Under Which Nonprofit Hospitals Are Reviewing and Deciding To Terminate Social Security Coverage
HRD-83-42: Published: Mar 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the circumstances under which nonprofit hospitals are reviewing and deciding upon the option to terminate social security coverage.GAO found that these hospitals generally exercised their termination option because of a desire to save money and to control future costs. Concern about the future financial integrity of the social security system wa...
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...