Social Security Administration

SSI Overpayments - U.S. Residents Exiting/Entering the Country

My idea is regarding an effort to increase the effectiveness of identifying Supplemental Security Income overpayments within SSA on a systematic basis. If feasible, it would be beneficial to have the Deptartment of Homeland Security (or other responsible agency) track when all U.S. residents exit/enter the country by means of their passport identification number (and/or any other pertinent, personal information). This ...more »

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SSI FOR AGED INDVIDUALS ONLY--NO KIDS OR ADULTS IF YOU HAVEN'T EVER WORKED IN YOUR LIFE!

Too many times in the FO's we see kids being brought in to apply for SSI and adults who have never worked a day in their life or have barely had any work at all. This is putting a HUGE burden on me and you the TAX PAYERS of AMERICA. Disability is meant to be a program to help replace LOST INCOME due to a disabiling condition. So why should we all have to continually pay for those who refuse to work (even though many are ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduce Issuance of Logo Pins, Pens, Keychains, and Placards

Discontinue or reduce the issuance of logo pins, pens, keychains, hanging placards for our badge clips, and other oddities. If we were to wear them all, we might be mistaken for the A&W waitress/waiter down the street where "flair" is encouraged. We receive these tokens for SSI awareness, Engage Training, Diversity Day, etc. We receive pins for DHS, TSA, and US Inspector. While appreciated, I can't help but think how ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Parental Responsibility and SSI

Enforce parental responsibility toward children making parents that work and are able to insure their children who are disabled and want to receive SSI benefits. Private Insurance should be required when approved for SSI. The non-custodial father/mother should be liable to repay these benefits or pay child support for these children once they are able to and their financial situation changes.

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Working to become Non-Dependent

Working to become non-dependent should be the goal of many SSI receipents. Any condition, that is not life threatnening or not expected to last longer than 3 years should be required to provide proof of job and developmental training. After one year of a claimant receiving adult SSI benefits, it should be required that the receipent enrolls in some type of development program that would help them achieve goals or income. ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Drug testing assistance

Many members have talked about random illegal drug screening for anyone receiving funds (welfare/SSI) from the government. I think that a program that makes it clear they have to be drug free, have good support systems in case they need it and then doing the drug testing is a good idea. It can work for any federal employee or private citizen. It may have failed in the past, but we live in an age full of endless oppertunity. ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Make Trust Funds count towards SSI resource limits - fix this loophole

Stop the practice that allows large sums of money and inheritances to not count as resources for persons receiving SSI payments (based upon need). Money that should be spent for the care, food, and shelter before all tax payers contribute are made exempt if placed into trust funds or accounts. The so called (d) (4) (A) Special Needs Trusts make tax payer money the primary source of income while retaining wealth.

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Legislative Branch

Allow access to DMV to verify vehicle ownership - more N04 cases

Provide access to the state motor vehicle departments to see how many vehicles are actually registered to an SSI claimant/deemor. Imagine how many N04 cases there would be? Right now, we only know about the vehicles they tell us about. Sure, we can request copies of registrations from them, but what about the vehicles that they DON'T tell us about??? Talk about saving SSI money...

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Stop SSA Fraud - Require Beneficiaries to visit Field Offices

Require beneficiaries over age 81 (average life expectancy) to make to visit an SSA field office yearly or every other year, to verify they are still alive and information is accurate. SSA only verifies that Centenarians (age 103 or older) are currently still alive. If the average life expectancy is 81 and SSA does not interview the person until 103, then the Fraud could be occuring for 22 years or longer before it ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Drug Test Welfare and Social Security Beneficiaries

Employers can drug test employees before they hire them. SSA and Welfare based programs should be able to drug test beneficiaries before they receive payments. And they should be penalized for failing drug test.

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Social Security Administration

Save the Social Security Administration & Billions of Dollars

The Social Security Administration, or SSA, is currently facing one of the largest dilemmas of its 75 year existence with the onslaught of Baby Boomers retiring. Staffing, administrative cost, and resources are just some of the major constraints that plague SSA. With administrative cost at $8 Billion, this suggestion will solve the current problems & better strengthen SSA for the future. Additionally, this idea will ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Change SSI for Children

I suggest that we up the income tolerance for food stamps and medical assistance for ssi children and cut the cash payments to the parents. I truly believe that some childrent with behavior problems are "disabled" and we should find them so; however, in so doing, we are also essentially placing the burden of "head of household" on their shoulders. It's not finding the kid disabled that's the problem; the problem is ...more »

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