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Social Security Administration

Responsible Pain Free step toward Social Security Solvency

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Under current rules when a person is approved for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits they are automatically scheduled for a medical review in 3, 5, or 7 years. As an agency we save $7 dollars for every $1 we spend completing such reviews. Even knowing this fact, these reviews are often the first thing deferred or eliminated when budget cuts are made allowing individuals with... more »

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Just Get Rid of Dual Entitlement

As it is now, if someone is both entitled on their own record and as an auxiliary (spouse/widow/child) on another record, we pay them the larger amount but just say that it's combined, and pay it on the beneficiary's own SSN.

There is no point to these semantics. The trust fund is not a bank account, wherein you were saving for later. You are paying now for the people collecting benefits now, and you hope someone can... more »

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Disability Transitional Age Reform for Social Security benefits

As federal officials and lawmakers explore raising the retirement age in order to cut the federal deficit, consideration should also be given to raising the “transitional age” for disability purposes. Lawmakers and federal officials have emphasized adjusting the retirement age and delaying eligibility for SSA retirement benefits to cut the federal deficit. To my knowledge, no consideration has been given to adjusting... more »

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