For many people, a serious illness or injury can mean the end of your career. As is generally the case with USA Today editorials, it’s hard to say exactly what the point of the editorial is. I suppose that it says that there is something terribly wrong with the disability programs and something must be done to make it harder to get on Social Security disability benefits but it really does not identify what that something is.
SSA reorganization announced in Commissioner’s Bulletin 142, January 28, 1975, established the Office of Program Operations under an Associate Commissioner for Program Operations, to which were assigned the Bureaus of Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and Retirement and Survivors Insurance, with the Bureau of Health Insurance continuing to report directly to the SSA Commissioner.
Readers who have taken my ceaseless advice to freeze their credit will need to temporarily thaw the freeze in order to complete the process of creating an account at Looked at another way, having a freeze in place blocks ID thieves from fraudulently creating an account in your name and potentially diverting your government benefits.
Leaders of the Senate Budget Committee want to assemble a bipartisan panel of lawmakers and administration officials to deal with the skyrocketing costs of Social Security and other entitlement programs, with the goal of bringing a reform proposal to a vote in Congress later this year.
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that Social Security is asking members of the public, as well as current and former employees, to help the agency celebrate its 75 years of public service by sharing their personal stories and reflections about how Social Security has touched their lives.