Social security benefits (61 - 70 of 99 items)
Thrift Savings Plan
HEHS-96-66R: Published: Nov 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) why Congress replaced the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) with the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS); and (2) the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's response to the GAO recommendation concerning the inclusion of participant information on contributions to Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts. GAO noted that:...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-14(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Income Security issue area as of July 6, 1995...
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 Retirement Accounts
HEHS-94-226R: Published: Aug 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed legislation to create a system of individual Social Security retirement accounts (ISSRA), focusing on the: (1) implications of H.R. 306 on the retirement income of individuals; and (2) key differences between H.R. 306 and the 1990 proposal. GAO noted that: (1) ISSRA could be integrated with the Social Security benefit structure and, given...
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...
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...
Social Security: Analysis of a Proposal to Privatize Trust Fund Reserves
HRD-91-22: Published: Dec 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a congressional proposal to create a new system of Individual Social Security Retirement Accounts (ISSRA), in which workers could place accumulated social security reserves for private-sector investment.GAO found that: (1) the proposal's effect on national saving was unclear; (2) ISSRA could be integrated with the existing progressive benefit struc...
The Social Security Notch Issue
T-HRD-89-2: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
GAO discussed its and the National Academy of Social Insurance's studies of the social security notch issue. GAO found that: (1) benefit differences arose between retiree groups of similar ages because a problem with the benefit formula instituted in 1972 led to higher benefits than expected; (2) in 1977, Congress set the replacement rate for an average earner retiring at age 65 at about 42 percen...
Federal Workforce: Effects of Public Pension Offset on Social Security Benefits of Federal Retirees
GGD-88-73: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the Social Security Act's public pension offset provisions on federal retirees.GAO found that, of 104,608 federal, state, and local government retirees with benefits subject to the offset provision: (1) 74 percent were men; (2) 92 percent had their spousal or survivor benefits totally offset; and (3) 69,061 were federal retirees, of w...