alot of applicants do not read the 4 page instructions, attached to the ss-5 social security applications. question 9 ask for parents social security number, it shoud have in parentheseis we do not need parents social security numbers if you are over 18.This will avoid a lot of confusion and processing time. And adults calling their parents for their ssn's. Also avoid identity theft, by parents releasing their ssn's ...more »
It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare). Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult ...more »
I am trying to locate the specific equation to solve for social security solvency. There is a large amount of data available regarding the different models (high cost, low cost, intermediate cost) as well as many of the main variables (mortality, fertility, immigration), but nothing shows all of the factors coming together (including claim age, tax rate, taxable income, etc). The calculators/estimators for benefits ...more »
I work in one of the Disability Processing Branch (DPB) . Some of us worked on fraud cases. I think it would be useful to have DPS grade GS-12, who handle different disability workloads, to provide inputs regarding data analysis and help in the mapping . It would be beneficial to the agency to have a working group with these selected DPS along with managers and other analysts. They can provide insights and useful feedback. ...more »
We are excited to release our first progress report update since establishing our Open Government Plan 4.0. We have updates on the following items: • our flagship project, the National Disability Forum; • SSA’s new Analytics Center for Excellence (ACE); • our progress in identifying and releasing data assets; • the implementation of a new FOIA Online tool; and • the use of agency data to generate public facing . ...more »
We continue to make more of our data available at www.ssa.gov, as well as Data.gov. Recent additions to our data inventory include: three new application programming interfaces to query Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance data; results of the Retirement Applicant Survey; and SSI Recipients by State and County, 2015. If you have feedback on our data, or have ideas about what kind of data would be useful to you, ...more »
We recently launched our first public-facing geospatial map, the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Beneficiaries and Benefits by State 2014. The OASDI map provides a quick distribution of Social Security beneficiaries and benefit dollars by state, visualizing complex data and rendering it in a way that is easy to understand. This first map lays the groundwork for our publishing other public maps. The ...more »
In my region, ODAR is responsible for requesting medical records rather than going through DDS. As this is the case it would be nice to have the fee schedules for requesting MER added as a drop down in the form rather than typing in the information especially when ordering from other states. Many do not know how to find the fee schedules online let alone word the information about the fee. The drop down could be identified ...more »
Social Security has updated an existing data set:
• We have released updated data on Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS) in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language.
If you have feedback on our data, or have ideas about what kind of data would be useful to you, please continue to share your feedback through this forum.
SSA has new data to share: • Periodic Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) Processed (https://www.ssa.gov/open/data/Periodic-Continuing-Disability-Reviews.html#dataCollectionDescription) – One aspect of our efforts to effectively detect, deter, and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse in our programs, is to work with state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to conduct regular Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs). This ...more »
SSA recently releases a report that provides good information on Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs: A Comparison of Four Major Surveys. You can review it at: https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2016-01.html.
Researchers may access the four surveys discussed in the report directly via their public-use micro datasets available on their respective websites.
More testimonials and benefits data collection.