Beneficiaries (51 - 56 of 56 items)
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...
GAO Recommendations for Improving the Management of Social Security Administration Programs
109035: Apr 9, 1979
A review was conducted of the efficient use of public funds and the identification of weaknesses and improvements needed in the administration of social security programs. Audit activities at the Social Security Administration indicate millions of dollars have and continue to be misspent and overall accurate figures are not available. Social Security recently established an Office of Payment Eligi...
Payment of Black Lung Benefits to Widows Who Also Receive State Workmen's Compensation Payments
HRD-78-157: Published: Sep 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1978.
An examination was conducted of the black lung benefits paid to miners, and eligible survivors of miners, who also received State workmen's compensation payments from the Social Security Administration, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Department of Labor. During May 1978, Social Security paid $33.6 million in black lung benefits to 145,251 widows and their dependents, and...
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...