More Social Security Articles

  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated...

  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to...

  • Social Security: Field offices to verify benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration said Thursday its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits. People sometimes need the information quickly to verify their income when applying for a...

  • Congressional Budget Office downgrades fiscal outlook, but not because of debt

    The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.

  • VIDEO: Sherrod Brown stands up for Social Security disability insurance

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, spoke at the Center for American Progress on Tuesday morning to defend the Social Security disability insurance program.

  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • Examiner Editorial: Negligent Social Security bureaucrats encourage disability fraud

    Nobody wants to prevent any disabled person from receiving the most generous support allowed under the Social Security program. But every disability benefit dollar that goes to an ineligible recipient, either because of administrative inefficiency or criminal fraud, is a dollar denied to those...

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