Establish entitlement to Survivors Benefits, including Widows and Widowers, Surviving Divorced Spouses, Unmarried Children. Council 220 of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents most Social Security employees, has posted online its January 2012 newsletter No urgent news in the newsletter, just more proof of the poor relationship between the union and Social Security management.
Certified copies of birth certificate for each applicant, marriage certificate, death certificate, divorce decree; for disabled widow(er)s will also need the complete name, address and phone numbers of all doctors and hospitals that have rendered treatment.
Although some billed this as a bipartisan solution, and President Barack Obama did temporarily cut the payroll tax after the Great Recession, others note it probably would run into firm opposition from Democrats who are loathe to be seen as undermining Social Security.
Over seven million low-income Americans depend on the agency’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to stay afloat in a cost-inflating world, and nearly 7.2 million disabled Americans receive benefit payments through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act regulation exempting portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, entitled Anti-Harassment & Hostile Work Environment Case Tracking and Records System.