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Social Security Administration

Eliminate Spousal Benefits

Are they really necessary. Only 35% of households have a single parent working, and in those cases I would anticipate it is more of a lifestyle choice by the couple.

The notion that a spouse should qualify for a benefit based on a living NH's record is antiquated. You only need 40 quarters to qualify for your own retirement benefit. That is 10 years of work out of a total working lifetime of 35-45 years.

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Social Security Administration

Close loop hole to assign wages to spouse

Currently we are paying benefits in cases where a self employeed individual assigned some or all of his or her annual wages to a spouse. This gets the spouse into insured status and eligible for retirement or disability benefits. Because of the thousands of dollars this can cause a household to gain or lose, the honor system is not a good gate keeper.

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Department of Defense

SAVE MILLIONS PER YEAR BY ELIMINATING WASTED BAH!

There are over 30K mil couples (one mil member married to another) on active duty in the USAF. Both spouses are receiving untaxed Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). One of the member’s is receiving BAH at the “single” rate (i.e. they have a spouse and/or child) rate, while the other is also receiving BAH at the “single” rate. This is obviously necessary, if they are stationed in separate locations. However, if they are... more »

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Legislative Branch

End living spouse benefits

SSA grew out of Widow's and Orphan's benefits programs. The idea of paying someone on the basis of who they are married to is a luxury we cannot afford. Should a wage earner die, it is understandable to help widows and orphans. But to pay households more on the basis of if two adults are married or not (as defined by the state where they reside) is not in our nation's interest.

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