Social Security Administration Renews Two Benefit Matching Programs

July 10, 2013

One of the major issues plaguing the Social Security Administration (SSA) today is ensuring that the right individuals are receiving the proper benefits through several different programs the agency oversees, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In an effort to create a more efficient way to correct this problem, the SSA has announced it will be renewing two computer-based matching programs.

According to a news release by Wolters Kluwer, the first program matches benefits offered through the SSA with payments made by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The program, which was set to expire on September 1, takes annuity payment data and compares it with SSA records to double check SSI and other benefit payments to ensure they are correct. The renewal could keep the program in place for as long as the next two and a half years.

The other matching program that was renewed is between the SSA and Fiscal Service. The program offers data to the SSA that can be used to verify the amount of money an individual may have in savings. This can be used to determine eligibility for assistance to those with low incomes.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand how difficult getting all the benefits you need after becoming disabled or retired can be. The firm is here to help those individuals ensure they get the compensation they are entitled to.

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