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OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2013/oasdi_sc13.pdf

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45471-Long-TermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Answers to Questions from Senator Hatch About Various Options for Payroll Taxes and Social Security

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45519-QFR_Hatch.pdf

Assesses the budgetary implications of altering Social Security payroll tax rates and the maximum amount of earnings on which those taxes are imposed in response to questions from Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.  Includes tables showing effects of potential changes.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Marketplaces Faced Early Challenges Resolving Inconsistencies with Applicant Data

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-14-00180.pdf

Examines how the federal and some state health insurance marketplaces ensured the accuracy of information submitted by applicants for enrollment in qualified health plans.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Not All Internal Controls Implemented by the Federal, California, and Connecticut Marketplaces Were Effective in Ensuring that Individuals Were Enrolled in Qualified Health Plans According to Federal Requirements

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91401000.pdf

Questions whether controls were adequate in the administration of the Affordable Care Act to verify social security numbers, citizenship status, and income levels of those signing up for marketplace health insurance plans.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Important Information About Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Categories: Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Sex Issues

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10567.pdf

Answers questions about how the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act has resulted in federal recognition of same-sex marriages and the paying of Social Security benefits to surviving spouses in same-sex marriages.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Reduction in Face-to-Face Services at the Social Security Administration: Summary of Committee Staff Investigation

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SSA%20Hearing%20Staff%20Memo1.pdf

Criticizes the Social Security Administration for criteria used for deciding on office closures and reduction of services to general public in the wake of budget cuts.  From the Senate Special Committee on Aging

 

Congressional Statistics, December 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2013/index.html

Provides fact sheets and statistical tables on number of recipients and total dollar amounts for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by state and congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

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