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. 61, No. 1, 1998

Canada Moves toward Fuller Funding for Its Pension Plan
After more than 2 years of extensive national consultations and study, Parliament passed the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act at the end of 1997. The legislation establishes a board to invest assets of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as well as...
Cayman Islands Establishes Comprehensive Pension System
The Cayman Islands-a Caribbean dependent territory of the United Kingdom-are a thriving offshore financial center that has no direct taxation; 28,000 foreign companies do business with the 600 registered banks and trust companies, and banking assets...
Cost-Neutral Policies to Increase Social Security Benefits for Widows: A Simulation for 1992
by Howard M. Iams and Steven H. Sandell* Among older women, widows are more likely to live in poverty than married women. Thus, increasing Social Security benefits to widows seems desirable. Shifting some Social Security benefits from the period when...
In Memory of Daniel B. Radner-1941-1998
It is with deep regret that we inform readers of the death of Daniel B. Radner, long-time staff member of the Social Security Administration's Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics and a frequent contributor to the Bulletin. Dr. Radner died on...
Social Security Beneficiaries Enrolled in the Direct Deposit Program, December 1996
On April 26, 1996, Public Law 104-134 was enacted, requiring all Federal payments except tax refunds be issued electronically by January 2, 1999, thus beginning a new era in electronic funds transfer (EFT). This legislation, the Debt Collection Improvement...
SSI Case Closures
by Satya Kochhar and Charles Scott* In 1995, about 1,017,100 persons receiving payments from the Supplemental Security Income program had their cases closed and their payments stopped. This figure represents 16 percent of all recipients paid during 1995....
Summary of the 1998 Annual Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund Reports
A Message to the Public From the Board of Trustees Social Security and Medicare are among our most important public programs. As a current or future beneficiary, you should know that Social Security and Medicare have always paid full benefits on time....
The 1998 Federal Poverty Guidelines
The Department of Health and Human Services published the "Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines" in the Federal Register' of February 24,1998. As required by law, the 1998 update reflects last year's change in the Consumer Price Index for All...
The Retirement Prospects of the Baby Boom Generation
In this article, the financial prospects of baby boomers in their elderly years are examined. The article primarily attempts to draw together and summarize results found by other researchers, but a few new estimates are presented. The consensus of the...
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