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VRS Oversight Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

The annual condition report on the Virginia Retirement System including number of participants, financial assets, and the recent investment performance.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2014

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

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.  From the Social Security Administration


Employee Benefits in the United States, 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Reports that retirement benefits were available to 66% of private industry workers in the U.S. in March 2015, but only to 31% of workers in the lowest wage category.   In state and  local government, 61% of workers in the lowest wage category had access to retirement benefits.  Also covers medical, insurance, and paid leave benefits.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally-Administered Defined Benefit Data Summary Report: 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Summary information on the status of the pension funds of nearly 90,000 state and local governments.  Includes average annual benefit payments by state and average active members per beneficiaries by state.  From the Census Bureau


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration


Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From


The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Describes in detail the worsening federal budget outlook.  Covers the near and long-term outlook for the budget, for major health care programs, for Social Security, for other federal spending, and for federal revenues.  Also covers economic and budget effects of various policy initiatives.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Overpayments in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs: A 10-Year Study

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Studies 1,500 beneficiaries who began receiving disability benefits in October 2003 to determine the extent of overpayments in the program.  From the Social Security Administration


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