The Social Security Administration (SSA) said in a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee that it plans to add some recipients to the federal gun background check system, effectively barring them from legally purchasing firearms.
Senate Republicans are looking to crack down on entitlement spending by eliminating double dipping in government unemployment and disability programs.
The Social Security Administration has not responded to a letter questioning the agency’s new gun control efforts sent last month by Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee.
“No response yet,” Ways and Means spokesperson Doug Andres told the Free Beacon.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid individuals a total of $371.5 million in disability benefits from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal 2013, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Social Security’s disability trust fund will run out of money next year, administrators said on Wednesday, forcing steep benefit cuts for the entitlement’s beneficiaries unless Congress acts to shore up the program.
Two of the nation’s leading gun rights organizations have vowed to stop an attempt by the Obama administration to implement broad new gun control measures.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid individuals acting as representatives for disabled beneficiaries nearly $50 million even though they were dead.
A Massachusetts woman stole Social Security benefits from a disabled man. She used the money partly on a vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C.