Following in the footsteps of past Commissioners, I am honored and humbled to serve as the Acting Commissioner of Social Security while we await the confirmation of a permanent Commissioner. If you are in a hurry and/or just trying to be more efficient, make an appointment. Social Security has released its Annual Statistical Supplement for 2011 , chock full of all the stats about Social Security that you could desire, other than stats on Social Security operations, which, as always, are almost completely absent.social security administration

In fact, merely establishing a personal online Social Security account is critical to prevent identity thieves from setting up unauthorized accounts. On the other hand, although a worker may file his claim alone, it will also be helpful to seek the aid of an experienced and highly credible Social Security lawyer for proper guidance and representation.social security administration

Social Security has much stricter criteria for disability benefits than private insurers. If and when the bonds run out, ongoing contributions will still fund approximately 75 to 80 percent of Social Security payments to retirees for many decades. The Vermont DMV will electronically verify your name, date of birth and SSN with the Social Security Administration.social security administration

It includes a $72.5 billion reduction over 10 years for spending on the disabled, including by decreasing spending on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. It’s a nice change from what we saw when ERE was being planned and first implemented.

I am not sure how much clout Social Security will have in getting Treasury to resolve this problem, but I am pretty sure that it is more clout than I and others who represent Social Security claimants will have with Treasury. As you are keenly aware, the Social Security Administration plays a vital role in serving over 160 million American workers and their families.