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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Date: September 14, 2012
Creator: Moulta-Ali, Umar
Description: This report discusses the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, enacted in 1974, which is a needs-based program that provides cash benefits designed to ensure a minimum income to aged, blind, or disabled persons with limited income and assets.
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Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Children in Foster Care

Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Children in Foster Care

Date: September 28, 2012
Creator: Moulta-Ali, Umar; Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L. & Stoltzfus, Emilie
Description: This report begins with a discussion of the foster care system and the Social Security benefits available to eligible children, including those in foster care. It then describes the role of representative payees and their responsibilities. The report provides data on the use of Social Security benefits to reimburse states for child welfare, and includes a discussion of the Keffeler decision. Finally, the report concludes with proposals supported by some advocates to change the current practice of using SSI and other Social Security benefits to fund foster care.
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Social Security: Raising or Eliminating the Taxable Earnings Base

Social Security: Raising or Eliminating the Taxable Earnings Base

Date: September 24, 2010
Creator: Mulvey, Janemarie
Description: This report discusses the Social Security taxes that are levied on covered earnings up to a maximum level set each year. In 2010, this maximum—or what is referred to as the taxable earnings base—is $106,800.
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Social Security: Calculation and History of Taxing Benefits

Social Security: Calculation and History of Taxing Benefits

Date: October 21, 2008
Creator: Mulvey, Janemarie & Scott, Christine
Description: This report discusses the Social Security system that provides monthly benefits to qualified retirees, disabled workers, and their spouses and dependents.
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare

The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare

Date: March 29, 2004
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Inflation-Indexing Elements in Federal Entitlement Programs

Inflation-Indexing Elements in Federal Entitlement Programs

Date: April 24, 2013
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: This report identifies key indexing elements in major federal entitlement programs under current law and presents the information in a summary table. The report provides a brief description of the measures of consumer price change used to index various elements of these programs under current law, as well as the alternative measure of consumer price change (the Chained CPI-U) that has been proposed for computing Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) and making inflation adjustments to other federal programs.
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Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Premiums: Fact Sheet

Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Premiums: Fact Sheet

Date: January 13, 2004
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: Financing for social security -- Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance -- and the Hospital Insurance part of Medicare is provided primarily by taxes levied on wages and net self-employment income. Financing for the Supplementary Medical Insurance portion of Medicare is provided by premiums from enrollees and payments from the government. This report describes these taxes and premiums.
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Social Security Benefit Enhancements for Women Act of 2002 (H.R. 4069)

Social Security Benefit Enhancements for Women Act of 2002 (H.R. 4069)

Date: May 30, 2002
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Benefit Enhancements for Women Act of 2002 (H.R. 4069)

Social Security Benefit Enhancements for Women Act of 2002 (H.R. 4069)

Date: September 24, 2002
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Primer

Social Security Primer

Date: June 17, 2013
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: Report that provides an overview of Social Security financing and benefits under current law.
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Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Date: June 26, 2002
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Date: September 23, 2002
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Social Security Program Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 4070)

Date: November 25, 2002
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

Date: October 9, 2003
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

Date: December 12, 2003
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

The Social Security Protection Act of 2003 (H.R. 743)

Date: April 2, 2003
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: September 20, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: July 27, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: June 22, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: February 12, 2004
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: May 24, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: October 27, 2004
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: March 23, 2005
Creator: Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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