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    Recession and Older Americans

    Witnesses testified about the impact of recession on older Americans, including the impact of Social Security payments, rising health care costs, and difficulties finding a job.

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    Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on proposed changes to Social Security future benefits and the impact those changes would have on the program, future…

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    Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) Oversight

    Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Panel One Joshua Gotbaum, director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Panel Two Barbara D. Bovbjerg, managing director, Education, Workforce,…

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    Sustainability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

    The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the government agency that provides retirement benefits when employers' default on…

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    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

    A hearing was held on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides basic pension benefits to workers if an employer is unable to pay those benefits. In 2007 it was…

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    Social Security Field Offices

    A hearing examined the inadequacies among a number of key services to the public at Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices resulting from reductions in staff and growth in…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    Witnesses testified about the first year of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, problems encountered in implementing the program, public perceptions of the process associated with…

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    America's Pensions

    Witnesses testified regarding the security and solvency of private pension funds in America. Senators expressed concern that that the federal government would be forced to pay if the…

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    Fraud and Abuse in Federal Programs

    Witnesses testified about various government programs and measures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. They also talked about ways to modernize programs to ensure greater fiscal…

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    Misuse of Social Security Numbers

    Witnesses testified about the use and misuse of social security numbers and proposed legislation to prevent identity theft.

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    Report on Social Security

    Mr. Walker and Ms. Bovbjerg testified about several models for reforming the Social Security System and a recent report on long-term funding for the system. The report…

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    Social Security Reform

    Witnesses testified about the implications of various Social Security reform options on the federal budget and detailed the trade-offs to be considered with each option.

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    Identity Theft Day 1

    Witnesses testified about the increase of fraudulent activity and identity theft through the illegal use of Social Security numbers. A Maryland couple testified about their own…

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    Impact of Raising the Retirement Age

    The committee heard testimony from experts on how the increase in retirement age will affect the Social Security system, workers and employers. Increasing the retirement age would…

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    Social Security Trust Fund Solvency

    Social Security Task Force members heard testimony from Chairman Greenspan and two Government Accounting Office on the future status of the Social Security system. They testified about…

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