The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a U.S. government agency created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the SSA administers the social insurance programs in the United States. On Thursday, September 11, 2008, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted class certification in a disability rights action in which plaintiffs argue that the Social Security Administration (SSA) fails to provide its communications in alternative formats that would enable people with visual impairments to have equal access to SSA programs as required by federal disability civil rights laws and the U.S. Constitution.
In the _____ Office, SSA Social Security Administration announced that phones to PC 7 Program Center 7, an office in Baltimore where Social Security disability claims are implemented, half of the Office of Central Operations (Disability) are being TURNED OFF.
However, for informational purposes, the Social Security Administration administers a number of social insurance programs, consisting primarily of Federal old age, survivors, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Health Insurance for Elderly and Disabled (Medicare) and disability insurance.
At the risk of sounding flip about something with deeply serious implications for our nation, I must say that Senator Tom Coburn’s investigation of fraud and abuse in the Social Security Administration’s Disability program definitively answers my question: Don’t bother.
One Social Security reform that could win bipartisan support would, over time, raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. An extension of retirement age to 67 from 65 was pushed in 1983 by the Greenspan Commission, along with a boost in the income base for payroll taxes.