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December 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Social Security Administration said it will now accept marriage licenses from New Paltz after earlier rejecting them because it confused the town with a village where disallowed same-sex marriages were performed. The agency had been rejecting all marriage licenses issued by the Town of New Paltz after Feb. 27, the date the mayor of the Village of New Paltz began performing same-sex marriage ceremonies.
October 5, 1989 | From United Press International
The Social Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has awarded a $31.5-million microcomputer contract to Sysorex Information Services Inc., a subsidiary of Sysorex International of Mountain View, Calif. The contract, which has a potential term of five years, was awarded competitively. "Our objective is to provide increased office automation capabilities to SSA offices nationwide," said Robert Foley Jr., executive vice president for Sysorex.
December 28, 2003
Thank you for getting the word out about identity theft ["With Identity Theft on the Rise, Protect Yourself on the Road," Nov. 30]. Each year we write several reports on Social Security number misuse and have testified several times before Congress on the importance of protecting individuals' identity and homeland security. Our website is Paul Wood Assistant Inspector General for Communications Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration Baltimore, Md.
March 9, 2002 | Associated Press
Twenty-one elderly nuns at the School Sisters of St. Francis order will be restored the Social Security benefits the government had denied them because they took a vow of poverty. The Social Security Administration said the nuns' benefits were wrongly calculated under a 1978 regulation, said Sister Mary Traupman, an attorney for the nuns. The agency refused to comment Friday. The 21 nuns, ranging in age from 75 to 95, live in a nursing home near Pittsburgh.
May 21, 1987
The Beach Cities office of the Social Security Administration has moved to 225 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 150, Manhattan Beach. The new location will provide free parking. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office primarily serves residents of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Lawndale, but anyone may use it.
November 15, 1990 | Janice L. Jones
Don't wait until retirement to make sure that your Social Security taxes have been properly recorded. According to the Social Security Administration, it's a good idea to request an earnings benefit statement every three years, just to make sure your contributions are being correctly credited to your account. "It's possible for an employer to accidentally report your Social Security taxes under the wrong Social Security number.
May 17, 2013 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: A few years ago I finished paying off my debt and now am in the very low-risk credit category. I have savings equal to about three months' worth of bills and am working to get that to six months' worth. I'm wondering, though, about an emergency that may require me to pay in cash (such as a major power outage that disables debit or credit card systems, or the more likely event that I forget the ATM or credit card at home). How much cash should a person have on hand? Is there a magic number?
April 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scores of black men who work at Social Security Administration headquarters near Baltimore traveled by bus to Washington to say the agency discriminates against them. The media event was outside the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's offices. Three black men filed a class-action complaint with the EEOC in 1995, alleging that black men get fewer promotions and more unsatisfactory job evaluations than warranted by their numbers at SSA headquarters.
December 22, 2002 | Liz Pulliam Weston, Special to The Times
Question: My 86-year-old mother-in-law has been using her deceased husband's Social Security number since he died in 1978. She has several certificates of deposit at a local bank as well as savings accounts and a checking account. She has not filed taxes for the last 10 years or so based on advice from a tax advisor at her senior center. In addition, her Medicare number, and I'm sure all her doctors, have the wrong Social Security number.
The family of executed serial killer William G. Bonin agreed Monday to repay nearly $80,000 in Social Security disability benefits he received illegally while on death row, federal officials announced. Citing privacy restrictions, officials did not disclose terms except that the settlement was for "full restitution" of benefits, paid for 14 years until Bonin was executed by lethal injection last month.
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