Provides a succinct, comprehensive, and detailed explanation of the federal old-age, survivor's and disability insurance programs under the Social Security Act.The book explains who is covered by the Social Security system, liability for the tax, how a worker acquires "insured status" required for benefit eligibility and the conditions of entitlement to the various kinds of Social Security benefits.
The Social Security Administration is soliciting comments from the public regarding extensions and one revision of Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-approved information collection activities.
Specifically, the SSA wants feedback on the need for the information solicited and its practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the manner in which the information is collected; and ways to minimize the burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
The forms and other information gathering activities for which comments are sought are listed in the June 6, 2012, Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 33546). Comments may be mailed or faxed to the addresses and numbers listed in the notice.
Comments due August 6, 2012
Comments are due by August 6, 2012, for the following forms and/or collection efforts: Request for Internet Services—Authentication (allows individuals to access their personal information through the SSA’s Internet and Automated Telephone Services; the SSA asks requestors who use the Internet and telephone services to provide additional identifying information unique to those services so it can authenticate their identities before releasing personal information); Application for Special Benefits for World War II Veterans (SSA-2000-F6); and Integrated Registration Services (IRES) System. (This system verifies the identity of individuals, businesses, organizations, entities, and government agencies seeking to use the SSA's eService Internet and telephone applications. Once the SSA verifies identity, the IRES system issues the requestor a user identification number (User ID) and a password to conduct business with the SSA. Respondents are employers and third-party submitters of wage data, business entities providing taxpayer identification information, and data exchange partners conducting business in support of SSA programs.)