Beneficiaries (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Social Security: SSA's Processing of Continuing Disability Reviews
T-HRD-93-9: Published: Mar 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continuing disability reviews (CDR) program. GAO noted that: (1) applications for disability benefits and SSA processing times for claims reached all-time highs in 1992; (2) SSA has moved resources away from performing CDR in order to keep up with the increase in initial disability claims; (3) during the past 6 fiscal years, SS...
Social Security: District Managers' Views on Outreach for Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-91-19FS: Published: Oct 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided details of its telephone survey on the outreach activities for the Supplemental Security Income program carried out by field offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA).The GAO survey disclosed that: (1) SSA field offices implemented a wide range of outreach activities, but there was no clear consensus on which activity was the most effecti...
Social Security Disability: Denied Applicants' Health and Financial Status Compared With Beneficiaries'
HRD-90-2: Published: Nov 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the employment, health, and financial status of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, denied applicants, and terminated beneficiaries.GAO found that: (1) virtually all 1,081 individuals receiving SSDI benefits in 1984 who responded to a 1987 survey reported that they were unemployed, while 58 percent of 1,109 den...
Social Security Disability: Implementing the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-88-108BR: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard to determine whether: (1) SSA implemented the standard as intended; and (2) DDS encountered problems with it.GAO found that: (1) SSA regulations implementing the standard were consistent with the...
Social Security: Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within sta...
GAO's Views on H.R. 825, a Bill To Make the Social Security Administration an Independent Agency
126772: Apr 23, 1985
GAO presented views on a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, focusing on whether the management and operation of SSA would be improved by making it an independent agency. GAO found that the bill's provisions would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs from the Department of Health and H...
Replacing the SSA-8080 and SSA-8081 With the Redesigned SSIRD
107361: Sep 18, 1978
The Supplemental Security Income Record Display (SSIRD) contains each Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient's entire computerized master record and is the only record used by Social Security field offices that provides all the data on an SSI recipient. It can be used for developing and resolving SSI overpayments, obtaining information on an SSI recipient's record, and in some cases, for wor...
Minimum Social Security Benefits
114746: Mar 26, 1981
In 1979, GAO recommended that Congress eliminate the minimum benefits for new social security beneficiaries. Unlike the President's proposal which applied to present and future beneficiaries, the GAO recommendation applied only to future beneficiaries. GAO found that the minimum benefit provision, which was intended to help the poor, has in recent years mainly benefited retired government workers...
More Diligent Followup Needed To Weed Out Ineligible SSA Disability Beneficiaries
HRD-81-48: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
The Disability Insurance program (DI), administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), was established in 1954 to prevent the erosion of retirement benefits of wage earners who become disabled and are prevented from continuing payments into their social security account. The program was expanded in 1956 to authorize cash benefit payments to the disabled. Applications for disability benef...
The Pending Social Security Totalization Agreement With Italy
095397: Jul 14, 1978
Under a totalization agreement, social security insurance credits earned by a worker in two or more countries are combined for consideration in each country to determine if the worker meets that country's requirements to be insured for benefits. Totalization permits foreign workers and certain U.S. workers to qualify for United States social security coverage with less than the required period of...