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 »
Social Security Administration
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 »
THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE GOVERNMENT WASTE AND SPENDS TO FIGHT GRIEVANCES AND LAWSUITS SHOULD COME TO AN IMMEDIATE HALT. ALL MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR PART IN CREATING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP FOR THE AGENCY, AND THE NATION AS A WHOLE. MANY GRIEVANCES COULD BE RESOLVED QUICKLY BY CORRECTING A MISUNDERSTANDING, OR WITH A SIMPLE NEGOTIATION. BY DOING THIS, IT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY REDUCE THE COST OF ...more »
I work for the Social Security Adm as a Claim Representative. My job is to take disability claims. Most of the claimants applying for disability benefits will provide their medical sources. The cases are sent to the state agency for a medical decision. During the process the state agency sends some of this claimants to a private medical vendor. According to some of the claimants they have only spend maybe 10 min in the ...more »
How about creating an incentive for cost efficient travel? I went to a job training where some people spent something like $1,000 on a flight there and back and $100 just on the taxi from the airport, while instead a fellow employee and friend of mine and I had a great time carpooling the same distance to the training together for a joint cost to the taxpayer of only around $300. How about giving employees some cut of ...more »
Currently the Social Security Administration offers a Lump Sum Death Benefit of $255. The benefit is payable upon death of a person who is insured under the Social Security program. Getting rid of the Lump Sum Death Benefit will not impact anyone’s current monthly income, yet it will impact the government greatly by saving tons of money every year. Also, this would be one less case load for the Social Security claims ...more »
REVAMP THE MONETARY AWARD SYSTEM FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS AND NON-EXECUTIVE/NON-COMPETITIVE EMPLOYEES. RATHER THAN ALLOW SENIOR EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS AND ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES TO POCKET VARIOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR THEIR WORK CONTRIBUTIONS, THERE SHOULD BE ONE SET AMOUNT GIVEN TO ALL EXECUTIVES, AS WELL AS MANAGERS AND NON-EXECUTIVE/NON-COMPETITIVE EMPLOYEES. TAKE FOR EXAMPLE, EACH SENIOR EXECUTIVES IN THE ATLANTA ...more »
If it becomes apparent that the labor force will have to be reduced, my belief is that a great deal of efficiency could be gained by: 1) offering a 32-hour work week to anyone in SSA that chooses it. It is imperative that there would be a guarantee of NO LOSS IN STANDING of any kind. Benefits must remain the same and there must be no risk to the security of one’s position by accepting the reduced hours and resulting ...more »