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Behavioral and Social Sciences : Policy, Reviews and Evaluations
Improving the Social Security Representative Payee Program: Serving Beneficiaries and Minimizing Misuse

More than 7 million recipients of Social Security benefits have a representative payee—a person or an organization—to receive or manage their benefits. These payees manage Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance funds for retirees, surviving spouses, children, and the disabled, ...

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Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a major new initiative from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to provide continuously updated information on the numbers and characteristics of the nationís people and housing. It replaces the ďlong formĒ of the decennial ...

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Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to disabled persons of less than full retirement age and to their dependents. SSA also provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to disabled persons who are under age ...

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Research and Plans for Coverage Measurement in the 2010 Census: Interim Assessment

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Contributions of Land Remote Sensing for Decisions About Food Security and Human Health: Workshop Report

Land remote sensing: the use of space-based satellite technologies to obtain information on environmental variables such as land-use and land-covering combination with other types of data can provide information on changes in the Earth's surface and atmosphere that are critical ...

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Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process: Interim Report

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Improving the Disability Decision Process has been working since it first met in January 2005 to develop recommendations to the Social Security Administration (SSA) on how to improve the medical aspects of its ...

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Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions

Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions offers recommendations for future research to improve understanding of how changes in human populations affect the natural environment by means of changes in land use, such as deforestation, urban development, and development of coastal zones. It ...

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Assessment of the Representative Payee Program of the Social Security Administration:Letter Report

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Reengineering the 2010 Census: Risks and Challenges

At the request of the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Research Councilís Committee on National Statistics established the Panel on Research on Future Census Methods to review the early planning process for the 2010 census. This new report documents the panelís strong support ...

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Guatemala:Human Rights and the Myrna Mack Case

Two members of the Committee on Human Rights (CHR), NAS member Mary Jane West-Eberhard and NAS/NAE member Morton Panish, undertook a mission to Guatemala to observe the trial of two high-level Guatemalan military officials who were charged with ordering the ...

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