The U.S. Social Security Administration announced last week that it will now require a cell phone number from all Americans who wish to manage their retirement benefits at Unfortunately, the new security measure does little to prevent identity thieves from fraudulently creating online accounts to siphon benefits from Americans who haven’t yet created accounts for themselves. This study uses SSA Social Security Administration administrative data linked with National Health Interview Survey data (NHIS) to examine health status, labor force participation at time of NHIS interview, and linked mortality data to examine mortality during the period following NHIS interview.
The Social Security Administration also may ask the individual to provide certain documents to show that they are eligible and to assist in the decision of how much the benefits should be. If an individual is considering having direct deposit they must also bring their bank information in order for the process to be started.
The Social Security Administration paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to a handful of employees who were placed on administrative leave for more than half a year while officials considered misconduct accusations against them or their involvement in illegal acts.
The consumer price index that is used to determine the cost-of-living adjustment senior citizens will receive from Social Security in 2009 was released today and the change for August 2008 over August 2009 is still looking like the COLA will be an increase in the range of 6 percent, the largest since 1982.
The actual amount of time it takes to process your claim will depend upon the state in which you live, the nature or your disability, how quickly Social Security receives medical evidence from your doctor or other medical source, and whether you need to go for a medical examination.