Supplemental security income (31 - 40 of 49 items)
[Comments on Social Security Offset Applied to SBP Annuity]
B-253799: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1993.
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Social Security as an Independent Agency
T-HRD-93-34: Published: Sep 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
GAO discussed the possible establishment of the Social Security Administration (SSA) as an independent agency. GAO noted that: (1) before health care reform, there was no compelling reason to establish SSA as an independent agency; (2) the health care reform debate could hinder the Department of Health and Human Services from giving SSA the support it needs; (3) a single administrator would be the...
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...
Social Security: Selective Face-to-Face Interviews With Disability Claimants Could Reduce Appeals
HRD-89-22: Published: Apr 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on certain aspects of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) appeals process, including: (1) the reasons for administrative law judges' (ALJ) high reversal rates for state disability determination services' (DDS) decisions; and (2) suggestions for improving the SSA appeal process.GAO reviewed state DDS decisions for 1986, and fou...
Providing Periodic Personal Earnings and Benefit Statements to Workers Covered by Social Security
T-HRD-88-25: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1988.
GAO discussed requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide periodic personal earnings and benefit statements to workers covered by social security. GAO found that: (1) 70 percent of the 25 million workers in defined benefit pension plans lacked knowledge of their eligibility for early or normal retirement; (2) from 1978 through 1984, SSA recorded $58.8 billion less in earnings tha...
137894: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, discusses ways to reform entitlement programs. Social security benefits constituted more than 42 percent of federal entitlements outlays in fiscal year 1986, while federal health care programs were about 16 percent and retirement systems were 9 percent. Entitlements growth after 1980 was entirely due to expansion of poverty progr...
Social Security: Clients Still Rate Quality of Service High
HRD-87-103BR: Published: Jul 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) surveyed client satisfaction with the quality of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) service since a reduction in force; and (2) compared the results with a similar survey conducted in 1984.GAO found that: (1) about 81 percent of the 1986 respondents rated SSA service as good to very good, whereas about 78 percent rated SSA service similarly...
Social Security: Pension Data Useful for Detecting Supplemental Security Payment Errors
HRD-86-32: Published: Mar 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1986.
GAO evaluated the Social Security Administration's (SSA) computerized employment pension income database to determine its potential usefulness in detecting payment errors in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program.Based on its sample results, GAO estimated that, in December 1983: (1) 35,112 SSI cases received pension incomes; and (2) SSA overpaid 6,292 cases a total of $427,200 because it c...
Need To Strengthen Social Security's Beneficiary Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Authority
HRD-85-12: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO reported on federal retirement overpayments to determine what portion of overpayments are caused by beneficiaries and how effectively the Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes its sanctions to prevent and minimize improper reporting.GAO found that, as of September 1984, retired and disabled beneficiaries and their dependents or survivors owed SSA about $2 billion, which represented abo...