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October 6, 1996
The Social Security Administration is in the process of rectifying a mistake that over nearly a quarter of a century cost up to 700,000 retirees more than $850 million in benefits. The losses were sustained by retirees who continued to work after they began collecting monthly benefits. Because of a computer coding error made in 1972, some weren't credited with post-retirement income when their benefits were calculated.
June 20, 1990
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to pay $15 million to settle a dispute with the Social Security Administration over the county's withdrawal from the Social Security system. After the county withdrew from the system at the end of 1982, the Social Security Administration assessed an additional month's contribution of $12.1 million, based on money that county employees earned in December, 1982, but were not paid until January of 1983, County Counsel DeWitt W. Clinton said.
March 8, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Embarrassed about mistakenly funneling nearly $80,000 to serial killer William Bonin before his execution last month, Social Security Administration officials reported Thursday that a review discovered no other death row inmates in California receive illegal benefits. Aside from the much-criticized snafu involving the so-called "Freeway Killer," the Social Security survey failed to turn up any condemned inmates in California, Arizona or Nevada receiving payments.
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.
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