Beneficiaries (41 - 50 of 51 items)
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: Staff Reductions and Service Quality
HRD-88-97: Published: May 13, 1988. Publicly Released: May 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) quality of service to the public in processing benefits claims and the consistency and reliability of its processing during staff reductions.GAO found that SSA: (1) improved its processing timeliness, payment accuracy rates, and pending work-load sizes between December 1986 and December 1987; (2) decrea...
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 Disability: Implementation of the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-87-3BR: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and the state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard and reported on the SSA effort to resume continuing disability reviews (CDR).GAO found that: (1) SSA took more than a year to develop final regulations and procedures to implement the medica...
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...
Perspective on Income Security and Social Services and an Agenda for Analysis
HRD-81-104: Published: Aug 13, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1981.
Some of the major income security and social services issues were reviewed, and a forecast was made for future developments. Recent GAO reports, ongoing work, and future strategy for addressing some of the key issues surrounding income security and social services are discussed.The American system of income security and social services is comprised of over 115 programs with estimated FY 1981 outla...
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...