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Now Available – Geospatial Mapping @ SSA!

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 »

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New SSA Report: Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs

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.

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CSV Data Files Now Available

In November 2015, we posted a CSV version of our Enterprise Inventory to improve its accessibility to human readers. You can find it at: www.ssa.gov/data/data.csv. We made this change in response to a comment through this forum. We welcome your ideas on data you’d like us to release, or ways to make our data more accessible.

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Durable medicare cards

I have replaced my Medicare card twice already and going on the third time. They should be made out of a more durable material where the lettering and card do not become worn out. A plastic not as thick as a credit card but strong. And if it had a bar code on it to make it easier for medical professionals to verify benefits.it will save time and money

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Make possible account creation in My SocSec for non-USA resident

It is not possible to create a My Social Security if one has no USA Telephone number. Even a USA mailing address is required.

 

Unless I missunderstand the instructions, I must create such an account in order to interact with the SSA office in Oslo (since I am a resident of Sweden).

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Stop placing full SSN on mailed communications

This is a major privacy concern. Every communication SSA sends to myself or my children has Social Security Number and even birthdates. At least mask partially mask the SSN. We are worried if the wrong person gets a hold of our mail they will have everything they need to steal our Identity.

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