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Retirement Before Age 65 Is a Growing Trend in the Private Sector
HRD-85-81: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector retirement patterns concerning: (1) the extent people are receiving private pension income before they are 65 years old; (2) if there has been a growing trend in the receipt of early private pension income; and (3) the extent early private pension receipt is due to disabilities or health problems.GAO found that abou...
Social Security Actuarial Projections
HRD-83-92: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
This study examined past Social Security Administration (SSA) actuarial projections of the future long-range financial status of the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) trust funds. The study focused on the integrity of the demographic and economic assumptions, the actuarial methods, and the actuaries' professional independence.The evidence gathered neither proved nor disproved th...
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...
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...
Prisoners Receiving Social Security and Other Federal Retirement, Disability, and Education Benefits
HRD-82-43: Published: Jul 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO estimated the number of incarcerated felons receiving social security and other cash benefits from various federal programs. Initial GAO estimates on the number of prisoner beneficiaries receiving benefits from Social Security Administration (SSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) programs resulted in Congress enacting legislation in 1980 to exclude certain...
The Railroad Retirement Board Disability Benefit Program
118733: Jun 21, 1982
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed disability decisions being made by the Railroad Retirement Board and compared the criteria it used with the criteria prescribed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). GAO also reviewed specific cases to test the Board's compliance with established policies and procedures. In 1981, the Board paid $400 million in disability benefits to 59,00...
Revising Social Security Benefit Formula Which Favors Short-Term Workers Could Save Billions
HRD-81-53: Published: Apr 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1981.
Short-term workers have contributed a relatively small amount of social security tax because they have had little work in covered employment. However, they receive a higher return on their contribution than the average wage earner because of the benefit formula used to attain the program's social adequacy objectives. This advantage is created by spreading the worker's covered earnings over a lifet...
Development and Administration of Pension Policies
113754: Nov 14, 1980
Federal retirement programs have not received the management attention they deserve, in view of their importance and tremendous costs. The systems have evolved without overall policy guidance. The programs have developed on an independent, piecemeal basis, resulting in a patchwork of systems providing inconsistent and different benefits to various groups of employees. An overall, coherent, coordin...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Controls Over Medical Examinations Necessary for the Social Security Administration To Better Determine Disability
HRD-79-119: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
In 1978 the federal disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Insurance program paid about $72 million for independent medical examinations of persons claiming disability. The need for and the quality of the medical information purchased is not well documented. Program officials do not know how often state agencies have paid for independent medical examinations which were too comp...