Planning and Management of Information Resources

Social Security will ensure that all of our customers’ personal information is kept secure and safe. As technology changes, we will update our IT solutions to make sure we are meeting business needs. We will also work with other agencies to cut down on duplicate work and make government processes more efficient and easier.

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File and Delay Benefits

Provide calculators for married claimants to plan to maximize Social Security benefits using file and delay benefits and spousal 50% benifits.

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computer challenged seniors

senior citizens like myself did not grow up with computers. Computers were as big as a house. When I was in grad school I would punch cards fo rmy project give them to a person and get my input back. I while an SSA employee do not have a cell phone that is smart, never sent a text. I need people to help with computers. To close field officdes and assume that aged peoplle do not need services shows a lack of respect ...more »

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Electronic Folder Access

I love the fact that Representatives have access to the claimant's e-Folder at the Hearing level, but it would be so much easier to manage information for us to have access beginning at the Initial application and once our representation has been verified. It would prevent a lot of duplication of records, which would manage server size for SSA. We could see what was missing or already submitted. We could also see why ...more »

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Incentives to work

I know this is an extremely complicated issue and it's only made worse by the state of our economy but I think SSA could do a better job of informing people about their ability to go back to work while receiving SSI. I also think there could be better programs in place to facilitate that process. In Chicago, the typical SSI payment is $721/month. The fair market rate for a studio apartment in the city is about $721/month. ...more »

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