Elimination of Minimum Social Security Benefit Under Public Law 97-35: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session, September 10, 1981

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981 - 57 páginas
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Página 42 - Only 6 percent of the minimum beneficiaries had covered earnings of as much as $4,000 during any single year in that time period, and only one-third had covered earnings of as much as $2,000 in any one of those years.
Página 42 - Many persons had not worked in covered employment for several years before receiving social security. Nearly half had not worked in covered employment for 5 years, and about one-third for 10 years. For these people, social security was a new source of income upon becoming eligible...
Página 42 - Also, about 23 percent of our sampled minimum beneficiaries were "dually entitled." That is, they were entitled to social security on either their own or their spouse's account, and their spouse's account provided a higher payment. Under the law, the dually entitled person is paid the higher of the two entitlements. Consequently, the minimum benefit provision does not increase the benefits of the dually entitled person.
Página 34 - ... unfortunately I feel, for example, very unhappy about the fact of how can a Congressman be an expert on the 14,400 pieces of legislation on pay. Mrs. SPELLMAN. We would like to have you come to the hustings with us and tell that to a constituent who wants to know about it. Dr. WOLKOMIR. I do. Mr. CLAY. Mr. Rousselot? Mr. ROUSSELOT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for being here today, Dr. Wolkomir. We do appreciate your input. My understanding is that in your 150,000 membership, you represent...

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