Social security benefits (121 - 130 of 257 items)
HEHS-95-219R: Published: Aug 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the frequency and characteristics of cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) that retirees receive from public and private pension plans. GAO noted that: (1) Social Security and federal pension plans incorporate automatic, annual COLA; (2) over half the states reporting to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide automatic COLA annually, gen...
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...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-95-204W: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in May and June 1995 and a listing of reports issued in July 1993 through June 1995 relating to such issues as: (1) health care reform; (2) Medicare and Medicaid; (3) elementary and secondary education; (4) training and employment; (5) pensions; (6) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (7) veterans'...
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...
Disability Insurance: Broader Management Focus Needed to Better Control Caseload
T-HEHS-95-164: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
GAO discussed the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program, focusing on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) initiatives to manage program growth. GAO noted that: (1) the number of disabled beneficiaries has significantly increased in the past 10 years, mainly due to increasing applications and awards, expansions in eligibility criteria, program outreach, and poor economic condition...
Overview of Federal Retirement Programs
T-GGD-95-172: Published: May 22, 1995. Publicly Released: May 22, 1995.
GAO discussed federal retirement issues, focusing on the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). GAO noted that: (1) CSRS has been closed to new entrants since 1983 and is a stand-alone pension system, while FERS covers employees who began federal service after 1983 and includes social security coverage, a pension plan, and a thrift savings plan;...
Veterans' Benefits: VA Can Prevent Millions in Compensation and Pension Overpayments
HEHS-95-88: Published: Apr 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to prevent, detect, and recover compensation and pension overpayments.GAO found that: (1) in 1994, VA detected about $372 million in overpayments to its beneficiaries mainly due to changes in income, particularly changes related to social security benefits; (2) although VA recovers about 30 percent o...
Federal Retirement Issues
T-GGD-95-111: Published: Mar 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed how federal employee retirement benefits compare with those of congressional members and staff and nonfederal retirement plans. GAO noted that: (1) members of Congress can retire at younger ages and with less service than federal and congressional employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS); (2) the CSRS formula for calculating memb...
Social Security: New Functional Assessments for Children Raise Eligibility Questions
HEHS-95-66: Published: Mar 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the judicially mandated individualized functional assessment (IFA) process on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, focusing on: (1) allegations that parents may be coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify under the lower eligibility standards created by IFA; and (2) how IFA affects the children's eligibil...
Information Integrity: Using Technology to Determine Eligibility to Work and Receive Benefits
T-AIMD-95-99: Published: Mar 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1995.
GAO discussed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to improve the integrity of workers' eligibility data. GAO noted that: (1) INS and SSA are assessing options, such as tamper-resistant identification cards and a telephone verification system, to detect ineligible alien workers; (2) INS considers its pilot telephone verification...