The rules to pay installment payments should be changed and individuals should receive all of their money at one time.
Social Security Administration
I suggest that an I-phone app be creating to answer question about Social Security and Supplemental Security Income eligibility and post-eligibility benefits. This would reduce the number of called received by Teleservice Center and Field Offices. This would allow the representative to be more productive. The applications need to be user friendly or the general public will not bother.
DISABLED ALIENS WHO RECEIVE SSI BENEFITS AND WHO HAVE NOT PAID INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR SSI OR SSA BENEFITS.
STAND ALONE EVENT WORKLOADS are unnecessary and time consuming and they should not be sent to local field offices to work. Instead, the Teleservice Centers should be responsible for this workload. Local offices are already inundated with many other pertinent workloads. The Stand Alone event requires the agency to pay employees for unnecessary manpower and multiple work hours that would otherwise not occur if the TSR's ...more »
The agency pays wasteful dollars to outside contractors who "intentionally" try not properly fix and/or they carelessly fix necessary office equipment like printers, fax machines, and so-on. SSA continues to put in multiple service tickets for the same equipment over and over and over that should either be immediately fixed or replaced. Unfortunately, many of the paid private contractors do not take their job serious ...more »
Stop the $30 payments per month that are paid to newborns who reside in hospitals. Many children/families who receive the $30 payment would otherwise not qualify for benefits because the family may have excess income/resources. This is not true for all families. Still, instead of paying families $30 while the child is still in the hospital, they should only be entitled the Medicaid ONLY!
The Commissioner of Social Security Administration (SSA) has already publicly announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program is flawed. It pays benefits to minors with ADHD, slow-learners and similar diagnosis. These are not life threatening or disabilities that will result in death. So why are these diagnoses still being approved and why are the current recipients still receiving benefits? This program seriously ...more »
Change the way the agency receive system alerts (IRS-5B/5H's, U2's, S2's, ALL ALERTS), and provide the agency staff with more ways to investigate hidden income and/or resources. It takes about 2 years for SSI to find out that a resource and income exists for many of our clients. Many of these same clients, intentionally fail to provide required information, which is necessary for entitlement to benefits. Yet, these ...more »
LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SSI MONEY PAID OUT TO CHILDREN PER HOUSEHOLD. FOR INSTANCE, MANY FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE MULTIPLE PREMATURE CHILDREN WHO ALL RECEIVE MONTHLY SSI BENEFITS. THIS PRESENTS A HUGHE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE AGENC,Y AS IN THE CASE OF MULTIPLE CHILDREN PER HOUSEHOLD WHO ONCE RECEIVED STATE WELFARE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. THE DEP'T HUMAN SERVICES CHANGED THEIR LAWS AND SO SHOULD SSA.
Problem There is a lot of Fraud, Waste and Abuse within the Social Security Administration. There are many types of overpayments that I see as a Teleservice Representative on a daily basis, such as the following: 1. There are those receiving Social Security Disability who forget or don’t tell the SSA that they are working and “we” find out through the IRS or other means (fraud investigation). 2. People do not tell ...more »
Change the way the SSI program looks at N05 and N20 procedures... After it has been determined (by following proper procedures) that an individual is no longer entitled to benefits because he/she was placed in N05 or N20, their benefits should not be repaid for past months. Instead, once the individuals cooperates or are reinstated, then their payments should began with the current operating month. I believe The Dep't ...more »
Currently the public is starting to doubt the accuracy and competency of the Social Security Agency. In addition we lose thousands of dollars based on overpayment waivers and incorrect benefit amounts alone. If the agency is to stay around we must find a way to prevent and reduce agency errors and beneficiary loop holes. There are currently thousands of field offices that service the public. There are only a hand ...more »