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  • Hearing Focuses on Status of Social Security Trust Funds
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    Social Security Trust Funds

    Stephen Goss testified at a hearing on the status and solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. Topics included potential solutions for staving off the funds' depletion.

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  • House Hearing Focuses on ID Protection Efforts
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    Identity Protection and Social Security Numbers

    Witnesses testified at a joint hearing on preventing identity theft by reducing the federal government’s use of Social Security numbers.

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  • Steve Goss Testifies on the 2016 Social Security Board of Trustees Report
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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Stephen Goss testified before a House subcommittee on the fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report. He told committee members the…

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  • Social Security Annual Report
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    Social Security Annual Report

    Social Security trustees testified on their board’s 2012 annual report. They said Congress needed to pass legislation shoring up trust fund finances sometime in the next five years. The…

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  • Social Security Disability Insurance Program Assessment
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    Social Security Disability Insurance Program Assessment

    Witnesses talked about the Social Security Disability Insurance program and drivers of the cost of the program.

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  • Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges
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    Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges

    Witnesses testified about the productivity of Social Security judges and their ability to close out cases in a timely manner. In 2010, one-fourth of these judges did not meet the minimum…

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  • Proposed Changes to Social Security Benefits
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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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  • Social Security and Privacy Issues
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    Social Security and Privacy Issues

    The Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on privacy issues related to protecting individual Social Security numbers. Witnesses also testified…

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  • Future of Social Security
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    Future of Social Security

    Witnesses testified to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee about the potential impact of increased life expectancy on the Social Security system. They discussed possible solutions including…

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  • Misuse of Social Security Numbers
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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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  • Social Security Numbers Privacy
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    Social Security Numbers Privacy

    Witnesses testified about efforts to strengthen the privacy safeguards for Americans' Social Security numbers.

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  • Misleading Mailings to Seniors
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    Misleading Mailings to Seniors

    Witnesses testified about mailings that target senior citizens soliciting personal information in order to gain access to their Social Security benefits. Among the topics addressed were…

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  • Identity Theft Day 2
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    Identity Theft, Day 2

    Witnesses testified about the advantages and disadvantages of restricting the use of Social Security numbers. Among the issues addressed were the ease of legally obtaining private…

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  • Identity Theft Day 1
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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 experience with…

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  • Social Security Work Incentives
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    Social Security Work Incentives

    Committee members heard testimony on work disincentives in Social Security programs, including the current Social Security earnings penalty. Some in Congress wish to eliminate earnings caps…

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  • Social Securitys Management of Disability Cases
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    Social Security's Management of Disability Cases

    Committee members heard testimony about the Social Security Administration’s management of its disability caseload, how the agency is implementing a plan to redesign its disability benefits…

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  • Social Security Personal Savings Accounts
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    Social Security Personal Savings Accounts

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from government officials and scholars regarding Social Security and personal savings accounts. Panelists talked about the possible effects of…

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  • Social Security Information Privacy
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    Social Security Information Privacy

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Social Security Administration, government auditors and others concerning the online availability of Social Security data. This hearing was called…

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  • Social Security Earnings Limit
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    Social Security Earnings Limit

    Committee members heard testimony from government officials, industy association representatives, and policy analysts on the provisions of the Senior Citizens Equity Act, part of the Republicans'…

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  • Social Security Taxes for Domestic Workers
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    Social Security Taxes for Domestic Workers

    The subcommittee heard testimony from members of Congress, representatives of government agencies, and consumer organizations on legislation that would reform regulations requiring employers to…

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