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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Topic - Social Security Administration
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions. - Source: Wikipedia
While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.
As far as making history goes, President Obama is breaking all kinds of records for federal disability payouts to non-working Americans.
"As a former Marine, I think all this over-the-top stuff is superficial and, in many regards, an insult to the troops," said the 48-year-old Mark Cunningham, a former combat engineer who served in Operation Desert Storm. "Wearing camouflage football uniforms and sticking flags everywhere does not mean that you understand what any Marine, sailor, airman or soldier has experienced in war or in garrison during peacetime."
When it comes to the Social Security Administration’s disability payouts, prisoners are winning big.
Medicare has not found a good solution to removing Social Security Numbers on beneficiaries' cards, a government watchdog warned, leaving open the possibility that stolen cards could easily lead to stolen identities.
The federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn't do the routine checks required to make sure it is paying benefits to the right people.
The federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a new government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn't do routine checks required to make sure it is paying benefits to the right people.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal entitlement created in 1956 as an insurance plan for long-tenured workers with the misfortune of becoming disabled before retirement.
A research paper by a team of University of Chicago political scientists found that liberals and conservatives, in addition to all of their other differences, have distinct tendencies when it comes to choosing names for their newborns.
Newly released data by the Social Security Administration shows that 10,978,040 Americans now are receiving disability benefits. What the numbers don't tell is that if all those individuals created their own state, it would be be the eighth-most populous.
Social Security is already facing a financial crisis as more people rely on payments and fewer taxpayers pay into the program. Now it may soon face a people crisis.
For the first time in the state, "Mohamed" has made the top 100 baby boy names in Minnesota, according to the Social Security Administration's 2011 list.
The president says any cuts to the federal leviathan would harm women, children and maybe their puppies and kittens -- and so far he's been able to get away with this fib. Now, the government's own inspectors general are collectively saying: "Not so fast, Mr. President."
The Social Security Administration Friday retracted a reprimand against an employee whose flatulence problem was creating "a hostile work environment." The official reprimand was filed Dec. 10.
The federal government has overpaid billions of dollars in benefits to people who have been ruled disabled and impoverished, often because they understated their income. Debt because of overpayments has doubled over the past decade to $7.3 billion, according to a new government report.