The Public Inspection page on offers a preview of documents scheduled to appear in the next day’s Federal Register issue. Provide the deceased person’s Social Security number to the funeral director so they can report the death to the SSA. That would be terrible for Social Security, probably necessitating a hiring freeze for most of the agency for most of the year. Previously, the form was supposed to be shredded after the information was entered in Social Security’s database.
Of the estimated 161 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2012, about 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Notice that sensationalist media may point to 188,000 people that Social Security doesn’t know are dead without mentioning that none of them is being paid benefits.
Growing customer expectations drive us to consider an expanding number of service delivery options. I explain the requirements for Social Security Cards, as well as screen individuals to see if they are eligible for benefits and set up appointments at their local office.
It became an independent agency in the executive branch by the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 ( 42 U.S.C. 901 ), effective March 31, 1995. In addition, an individual’s eligibility for SSI and payment amount may change if he or she moves into a different living arrangement – whether a person lives alone, lives with others, or lives in a medical facility or other institution.
Half of Americans support removing the current cap on Social Security wages that are taxed ($106,800). Social Security representatives are prepared to issue immediate payments from any of their open offices. The American people overwhelmingly support Social Security because they appreciate that it provides working families with basic economic security when wages are lost as the result of death, disability, or old age.