Budgetary treatment of social security administrative expenses
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Budgetary treatment of social security administrative expenses hearing before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, February 21, 1991. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security.

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  • United States. Social Security Administration -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • United States. Social Security Administration -- Management.,
  • Social security -- United States.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .W347 1991a
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1666560M
LC Control Number91601118

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expressing concern that the Social Security Administration (SSA) was using unobligated balances in the annual Limitation on Administrative Expenses (LAE) appropriation to fund investments in information technology (IT) rather than to find and prevent wasteful spending for erroneous benefits. To address this concern, we reviewed the LAE.   Administrative costs can be kept low The Social Security system already spends $2 billion a year to administer retirement and survivors benefits. * Inclusion of Social Security Administrative Expenses Under the Spending Limits and Deficit-Reduction Targets: Under the prior law Social Security administrative expenses were subject to sequestration if the deficit targets were exceeded. The law stated that Social Security "shall not" be counted as budget authority or outlays for.   General and administrative expense is those expenditures required to administer a business, and which are not related to the construction or sale of goods or services. This information is needed to determine the fixed cost structure of a business. Examples of general and administrative expenses are: Accounting staff wages and benefits. Building rent.