- Oct, 14, 2017
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Years of Social Security Administration (SSA) funding cuts have hampered the agency’s ability to serve the American people, but President Trump and Congress can begin to address the problem when they turn to funding the government for the rest of fiscal year 2017 and for 2018. Motion Pictures (19 reels): Public information films describing procedures for obtaining benefits, 1936-40 (12 reels), including Social Security Explained, 1936; Social Security Benefits, 1940; Your Job Insurance, 1937; The Workers’ Old Age and Survivors Insurance, 1936; Security for the People, 1939; and Old-Age and Family Security, 1936.
However, it is a sign that to some extent the message is getting across to the White House that these is no way to make even modest cuts in Social Security’s operating budget without causing dramatic and very visible problems in the agency’s service delivery.
In working with GSA General Services Administration, which has jurisdiction over federal buildings, SSA Social Security Administration staff and reviewing historical files, I had discovered that SSA has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in poorly developed and in many cases, unneeded projects.
It may be that the grand plans were developed because Republicans in Congress demanded that they be created or because they made it clear that any improvement in service at Social Security could only come from productivity improvement since the agency was not going to get more money, no matter how badly service suffered.
The bureaus under the former Office of Program Operations were redesignated offices: Bureau of Disability Insurance became Office of Disability Programs, Bureau of Supplemental Security Income became Office of Assistance Programs, and Bureau of Retirement and Survivors Insurance became Office of Insurance Programs.…Read More
Content on is being reviewed based on the transition in Administrations, and will be updated to reflect the new policy and management priorities. The report says that when Senate staffers and the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General began an investigation based on tips from whistle blowers, Attorney Conn and Judge Daugherty began communicating with disposable, pre-paid cell phones.
My name is Kathy Meinhardt and I am here today representing the nearly 800 managers in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in my role as Principle Executive Officer for the Federal Managers Association Chapter 275.
For SSI: Certified copy of birth certificate; information about mortgage or lease and landlords name; payroll slips, insurance policies, car registration, burial fund records; savings account passbook, checking account register and last statement; complete names, addresses, and phone numbers of all doctors and hospitals that have rendered treatment.
To ensure consistent and efficient treatment of Social Security beneficiaries across its vast bureaucracy, SSA has compiled a giant book known as the Program Operations Manual System (POMS) which governs practically all aspects of SSA’s internal operations.
Bunning is now in the Senate, his party is no longer in control of Congress and the Ranking Minority Member of the Finance Committee seems to agree that budget is the key to better performance at Social Security, so Bunning’s views, while still important, are not controlling.…Read More
- Aug, 28, 2017
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Do I feel the same way about other lawsuits – say, a difficult and hotly contested medical malpractice action? The impeccably dressed Little, who on this day sported a Social Security button on his jacket lapel, indeed was always quick with a quip. With news that the incoming Trump administration probably won’t even submit a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget much less a FY 2017 budget, the pending House and Senate appropriations bills become even more important than usual.
The Associated Press reports that President Bush has now grudgingly, but officially, agreed that he will no longer pursue private accounts at Social Security – or at least he will not pursue private accounts to begin until at least 2011 or 2012. This retiring employee is not being replaced, which is indicative of Social Security’s terrible budget problems.
I think we should also take this as a sign that Republicans in Congress have some level of concern that the GOP will now be blamed for backlogs at Social Security. Congress should act in the coming few years to close Social Security’s funding gap by requiring those who are most able to afford it to pay somewhat more.
This short and seemingly unimportant article from The Express-Times , a Pennsylvania newspaper, contains themes which reflect widespread problems at Social Security. Simple arithmetic indicates that the social security trust fund is headed for trouble. Yet he struggled to get Phong Heu, the owner of Social Equality, to pay his bills on time or give him money when he needed it to buy groceries and other necessities.
Most federal employees hired before 1984, because since January 1, 1983 all federal employees have paid the Medicare hospital insurance part of the Social Security Tax. However, from a legal standpoint, I think the regulations already address …Read More
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a U.S. government agency created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the SSA administers the social insurance programs in the United States. Interestingly, although Social Security’s website shows the Commissioner’s job as vacant, it shows Martin Gerry still as Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs, even though Gerry was brought in by Barnhart and seemed to be her right hand man.
Social Security’s Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel has scheduled a meeting for February 8 and 9 in Atlanta Martin Gerry is scheduled to speak, so he must definitely still be at Social Security, although his future may be in a bit of doubt after yesterday’s confirmation hearing testimony by Mike Astrue who strongly downplayed the Disability Service Improvement plan that has been Gerry’s baby for the past five years.
The Republican view of this episode – and I remember this at the time, from my GOP staffer housemate – was that the whole idea that Republicans shut down the government was a big lie concocted by the Clinton administration and abetted by the liberal media.
Richard Warsinskey, president of the National Council of Social Security Management Associations, said that agency budget officials estimate that for every $20 million the agency loses from the House’s 2007 budget proposal, offices would shut down for one day.
SSA’s coverage under the Social Security Acts originally extended to nearly all workers in the continental U.S. and the territories of Alaska , Hawaii , Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands below the age of 65. All workers in interstate commerce and industry were required to enter the program, except railroad, state and local government workers.…Read More
If you read many of the articles I write, you’ve probably noticed that I put a lot of emphasis on understanding the basics. The agency sorely needs to change its COBOL-based IT infrastructure to newer technologies. I keep trying to wade through Social Security’s Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) on the representation of claimants. Some of these individuals have never worked outside the home or paid Social Security tax.
P.S. The United States was actually very close to genuine Social Security reform during the Bill Clinton presidency. While a Claimant’s description of the impact on daily activities, social functioning and concentration must be considered by SSA, the content of the medical documentation is the most important source of evidence in deciding the claim.
There may have been questions about the reported conflict between him and the Commissioner of Social Security but there was nothing in his written statement about this. A second reform, bolder and more controversial, would means-test Social Security, gradually slowing the growth of benefits for the more affluent but sparing those with lower incomes.
When retirees take jobs abroad, e.g. in Guam, Saipan, Hawaii or the mainland, a question arises as to whether the earning test should be applied even if the retirees are no longer paying into the FSMSSA system. Social Security Intelligence is not connected with, affiliated with or endorsed by the United States government or the Social Security Administration.
This sort of thing can’t be good for day to day working relationships between Committee members, their staffs and Social Security officials. Emma was the top baby name for girls for the third year in a row, and Noah remained the top baby name for boys for the fourth year in a row.…Read More