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Vision 2025:
Share Your Innovative and Strategic Ideas!

Welcome to the Vision 2025 discussion site of the Social Security Administration. Vision 2025 is our bold vision for where we strive to be in the year 2025. Our Vision would not exist without the invaluable contributions of our employees, managers, unions, customers, and other stakeholders. With the launch of Vision 2025, we welcome your feedback and continued involvement. Tell us what you think and share with us how we can best achieve the Vision over the next 10 years. Thank you for your help in making Vision 2025 a reality!

Campaign: 2025 and beyond

Lift the cap.

We need to extend the life of Social Security by lifting the cap of $113,700, so that payroll taxes apply fairly to every dollar of wages.

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Keep Social Security offices open

There should be a well-staffed Social Security office in every community. Registering is a complex matter, and errors often result in incorrect or delayed benefits. One-on-one assistance eliminates errors and makes sure people get the benefits they need.

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

Provide local offices for in-person assistance

At the Office for the Aging, we constantly have people coming in to ask us about Social Security benefits. We do not have that expertise, and refer people to the 1-800 number. But people tell us they can not get the answers they need by calling the 1-800 number or looking on-line. They want to discuss their individual situation with a real person one-on-one. There is no SSA office in out whole county, so many folks ...more »

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

Do not close field offices: open some that have been closed

Elderly people do not find navigating the web helpful and are the old fashioned type who like to speak to and look at a real human being. Social security benefit filing and benefit issues and Medicare are very complex. It is so unfair and unkind and unconscious to close these offices where citizens who pay taxes get real help and support.

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

COLA

We need to ensure that the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees so that seniors are better able to keep up with the rising costs of essential items, expecially health care.

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

Medical CDR liason

Since we are over doubling our CDR quotas in the coming years, we should have a position similar to the AWIC but for Medical CDRs. We need a resource person who is familiar with the CDR process in the field offices. There should be atleast one in each area. The current expectations are unreasonable that are coming down from the AD's offices because they have not been involved in how timely this process takes.

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

SSA needs more well-trained workers in the field!

Why, because there are some unique situations eg a disabled person returning to work, that most field reps are not familiar with. I know of one situation where the disabled worker's Medicare has been discontinued, then restarted, and overcharged for Part A for the past year, when he already has 40 work credits entitling him to free Part A. No one in our area has dealt with this before, and our letters to DC are getting ...more »

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Campaign: 2025 and beyond

KEEP SSA OFFICES OPEN

There should be a well-staffed social securityoffice in every community. Registering is a complex matter and errors often result in incorrect or dealyed benefits. One-on-one assistance eliminates erros and makes sure people get the benefits they need.

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6 votes
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