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Department of Homeland Security

Stop Minting Penny and Nickel

Call it the Small Change Act, the most a person would ever have to contribute on a single transaction would be 9 cents.

I once read that the cost of making the penny and nickel, both outweigh the actual value of the coin.

My proposal is similar to what some banks are starting to offer, in a keep the change program.

On all *CASH* purchases, the total price, after sales tax, would be rounded up to the nearest amount,... more »

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Social Security Administration

Suspend SSI Benefits When Wages Not Reported

SSI beneficiaires are currently required to report their gross wages for a given month within the first 6 days of the next month in order to ensure correct payment amounts in the following month. However, most SSI recipients and parents of receipients do not follow through with their reporting responsibilities and continue to receive the maximum benefits for many months. It is not until the following tax year that Social... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Disabled Adult Children or SSI

Individuals who are found disabled prior to age 22 can receive benefits from a parent's record their entire lifetime if they have no work history. Other people without a work history that are disabled are only eligible for Supplement Income. In cases where entitlement to Adult disabled Children's benefits exceed the SSI max benefit, the benefit should cap at the SSI max.

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Legislative Branch

VA and SSI income verification available to SSA CRs

Individuals that receive monthly VA benefits for themselves or as a widow or child often do not report their VA income to SSA. Those that are receiving SSI end up with large overpayments which could have been avoided if SSA Claims Representatives had online access to verify VA income and changes to the VA income for claimants.

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Legislative Branch

SSI Recipient who leave the country for 120 days

SSI recipients who leave the country for 120 days and are not originally U.S. citizens from birth should be removed the program indefinitely. Whoever was supporting them for the 120 day period should continue to provide for their care. If trips are taken consistently in a 3 year period for similar duration then they should be red flagged and removed from the program for 3 years. Let them refile after that period. End... more »

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Legislative Branch

Expand the "Holding Out" concept

Right now if a couple (man and a woman) cohabitate but are not married, benefits are reduced as though they are married. Many SSI recepients live with multiple roommates to reduce expenses. If we were to apply "holding out" to households with more than one adult SSI recipient we could cap benefits to the household.

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Social Security Administration

SSI money used to support families of illegal aliens

We currently pay SSI benefits to a parent of a disabled child. The maximum amount payable is $674.00 per month.

We pay this amount to a parent even if the parent is an illegal alien who does not have a social security number.

If this parent, who does not have a social security number, has several disabled children, SSI will pay up $674.00 per month per child. There is not a maximum amount payable per family.... more »

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Social Security Administration

Set aside funds to deport/relocate refugee/asylees

Currently, if you do not succeed in becoming a citizen in 7 years you lose you SSI benefits if you are an asylee or refugee. If monies are held from benefits for the purpose of relocation it would help DHS's budget. Any funds held this way could be released to the beneficiary when they attain citizen status or return to the country of origin at their own expense.

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