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 renewing a computer matching program that it has in place with the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The program is designed to enable the SSA to identify which recipients of RRB annuity payments may be eligible for Medicare Savings Programs and subsidized Medicare prescription drug coverage and, in turn, identify these individuals to the states. The current program is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2012.
Under the program, the RRB discloses its annuity payment data to the SSA. This disclosure allows the SSA to verify an individual's self-certification of eligibility for prescription drug subsidy assistance under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. The program matches the electronic files from three of the RRB's systems of records—RRB-22 Railroad Retirement Survivors and Pension Benefits Systems (CHICO), RRB-20 (Medicare), and RRB's Post-Entitlement System (PSRRB)—with the SSA's system of records, No. 60-0321, Medicare Database (MDB).
Interested parties are invited to submit comments about the matching program to one of the contacts listed in the official notice, the full text of which was published in the June 29, 2012, Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 38880). No deadline is given for the submission of comments.