Social security benefits (81 - 90 of 99 items)
Options To Consider for Certain Employee Groups in Designing the New Civil Service Retirement Program
GGD-85-22: Published: Jan 7, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed options to consider in the design of a new civil service retirement program that would provide for: (1) new District of Columbia employees who participate in the federal civil service system, but are not required by the Social Security Amendments of 1983 to participate in the social security system; and (2) new law enforcement personnel who are...
Features of Nonfederal Retirement Programs
OCG-84-2: Published: Jun 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on retirement programs in the nonfederal sector to assist in the design of a new civil service retirement system. Using selected surveys, GAO analyzed the pension and capital accumulation portions of nonfederal programs.In reviewing surveys of private sector pension plans, GAO found that vesting usually occurs at 10 years of service...
[Social Security: Historical Development and Current Structure, Benefits, and Contributions]
124148: Apr 17, 1984
GAO discussed the key elements of the social security system. The Social Security Act of 1935 created a variety of new economic security programs including: (1) a national program of needs-based benefits for the aged; and (2) the Old-Age Insurance Program which is the cornerstone of today's social security program. The needs-based program was built on pre-existing State programs for which the Fede...
Federal Employee Demographics and Integration of State Retirement Plans With Social Security
FPCD-83-38: Published: Jul 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on social security coverage for Federal civilian employees, including demographic data on employees now covered by the civil service retirement system (CSRS) and an analysis of the approaches used by several States to integrate social security into their staff retirement plans for general employees. GAO also reviewed the Tennessee Vall...
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...
Inaccurate Fund Transfers Between Social Security Administration and Railroad Retirement Board
HRD-83-2: Published: Apr 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1983.
GAO reviewed the financial interchange whereby the Social Security Administration (SSA) has paid more than $17 billion to the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) since 1958.In reviewing 1979 financial interchange data, the current data available when the GAO review began, GAO found errors and inaccuracies in benefit calculations, projections, and administrative expense estimates resulting from SSA ove...
Overpayment of Social Security Retirement Benefits
B-180745: Published: Apr 26, 1974. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Social Security Retiree Families
HRD-82-131: Published: Sep 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1982.
GAO developed demographic and financial data on newly entitled social security retiree families as a backdrop against which proposals to limit or curtail benefits to the spouses and dependent children of future retirees could be examined.GAO found that a higher percentage of workers are retiring early, at age 62 to 64, now than in the past. In 1965, early retirees accounted for 66 percent of all n...
Social Security Benefit Increases for Inflation May Leave Many Retirees Worse Off Financially
HRD-82-40: Published: Jul 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine the net effects of the 1980 and 1981 annual social security benefit increases on the amount of discretionary income of Hawaiian retirees after they had paid for their basic food, shelter, and medical care needs.GAO found that, in all simulated cases, the amount of real discretionary purchasing power that retirees had after paying for basic necessities had declined. The amo...
A CPI for Retirees Is Not Needed Now but Could Be in the Future
GGD-82-41: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
GAO reviewed the need for a retirees' Consumer Price Index (CPI) to aid Congress and others in deliberations regarding possible actions to maintain the financial stability of retirement programs.GAO found that the use of a workers' index to trigger cost-of-living adjustments for the beneficiaries of the four major federal retirement programs had placed an extra financial strain on those programs....