Kellie Smith from the Social Security Administration is in the Tribal Clerk’s office on the second Tuesday of each month. Given that Social Security revenues exceeded outgo by $35 billion in 2016 alone, and that its trust funds hold combined assets of nearly $2.8 trillion, there is no need for lawmakers to so harshly restrict spending for SSA’s operating expenses. First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.
Social Security is completely separate from the federal budget, and its administrative costs are paid directly from its revenues —primarily from the Social Security contributions workers make on their earnings. With the baby boomers aging and the average age creeping to over 36, the incidence of disability claims in a statutory construct will increase as a matter of design. The number of employees was determined by using OPM’s FedScope database Our criterion was based on the number of permanent employees as of fiscal year 2015, unless otherwise noted.
To ensure consistent and efficient treatment of Social Security beneficiaries across its vast bureaucracy, SSA has compiled a giant book known as the Program Operations Manual System (POMS) which governs practically all aspects of SSA’s internal operations. For more information about the Medicaid program, contact Social Security or your local social services or welfare office.
If you are disabled, cannot work, and have determined that you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. You may also call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to take care of most Social Security business or to make an appointment at the Harbor Center office. These services are provided by Employment Networks, which are private organizations or government agencies (state or local) that have contracts with Social Security to provide employment services and other supports to beneficiaries with disabilities.
I post from time to time about how unfair it is that there is no statute of limitations on the collection of Social Security overpayments by setoff. You must submit documentation to prove the allegation of absence from the U.S. as the reason a Social Security Number was never assigned. Without getting into an international economics discussion of whether the presence of jobs in Mexico, Malaysia, China, or Nigeria, everyone can agree that the numbers of unskilled labor jobs in the United States has dwindled.