Social Security Bulletin

Bulletin reporting data on the operations of the Social Security Administration and the results of research and analysis pertinent to the social security program.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 3, August

Source, Form, and Amount of In-Kind Support and Maintenance Received by Supplemental Security Income Applicants and Recipients
Introduction In January 1974, Congress created the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides income of last resort to aged, blind, and disabled persons to help them meet their basic food, clothing, and shelter needs. During December...
The Social Security Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions for Public Employees in the Health and Retirement Study
Introduction The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), enacted in 1983, reduces Social Security benefit payments to beneficiaries whose work histories include both Social Security-covered and noncovered employment, with the noncovered employment...
Veterans Who Apply for Social Security Disabled-Worker Benefits after Receiving a Department of Veterans Affairs Rating of "Total Disability" for Service-Connected Impairments: Characteristics and Outcomes
Introduction In recent years, policymakers have examined the interaction of two federal programs that provide benefits to military personnel with service-connected disabilities. In September 2009, the Government Accountability Office issued a report...
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