Supplemental security income (11 - 20 of 27 items)
Social Security Administration: Leadership Challenges Accompany Transition to an Independent Agency
HEHS-95-59: Published: Feb 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) evaluated the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) transition plans; and (2) identified some of the policy changes SSA will face as an independent agency.GAO found that: (1) SSA and HHS have progressed towards the goal of SSA functioning as an independent agency; (2) HHS has successfully identified...
Social Security: GAO's Analysis of the Notch Issue
T-HEHS-94-236: Published: Sep 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the differences in Social Security benefits for retirees with similar work histories. GAO noted that: (1) retirees in the notch group who claim an inequity are comparing themselves to a group of retirees that receive benefits based on an overgenerous formula; (2) proposed legislative remedies for providing additional benefits to the notch group will be costly; (3) further diminishing...
Social Security: Disability Rolls Keep Growing, While Explanations Remain Elusive
HEHS-94-34: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent growth in social security disability insurance (DI) program beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the increase in DI beneficiaries; and (2) what information is needed to evaluate the program's potential for future growth.GAO found that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has forecasted that DI rolls will increase to o...
Social Security: Sustained Effort Needed to Improve Management and Prepare for the Future
HRD-94-22: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) current and future operations, focusing on SSA progress in improving its strategic planning, information resource, human resource, and financial management systems.GAO found that: (1) SSA needs to improve its strategic planning process, establish accountability and evaluation systems, modernize its computer systems, resolve pro...
[Comments on Social Security Offset Applied to SBP Annuity]
B-253799: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1993.
No summary is currently available...
Social Security: Rising Disability Rolls Raise Questions That Must Be Answered
T-HRD-93-15: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. GAO noted that: (1) the rate at which insured persons apply for benefits has grown since 1989, and almost half of DI applicants receive benefits; (2) the program has evolved so that new beneficiaries are younger, suffer from mental impairments and receive Supplemental Security Income to supplement their DI benefi...
Social Security: Causes of Increased Overpayments, 1986 to 1989
HRD-92-107: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of debt collection efforts, focusing on: (1) the general causes of and reasons for increases in benefit overpayments; (2) the average amounts and overall range of overpayments and characteristics of individuals who receive overpayments; and (3) whether staff reductions contributed...
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...
Debt Management: More Aggressive Actions Needed to Reduce Billions in Overpayments
HRD-91-46: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on debt management practices at the Social Security Administration (SSA), Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO found that: (1) SSA has made little progress in controlling and collecting benefit overpayments, with its collection rate remaining at about 28 perce...
Social Security Downsizing: Significant Savings but Some Service Quality and Operational Problems
HRD-91-63: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA): (1) efforts in reducing its staff by 21 percent between fiscal years 1985 and 1990; and (2) ability to maintain adequate service quality throughout the downsizing period.GAO found that: (1) SSA timely completed its staff reduction and achieved $1.9 billion in cost savings for the 6-year period, with expec...