Analysis of a Stakeholder

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Michelle Robinson
Orazie Slayton
Social Security Administration
During the Great Depression of the early 1930s a form of Social Security was created but the federal government was not involved in the support of elderly people and their families, those concerns were considered to be handled locally or by the state. According to the America’s Historical Documents (n.d.), that changed on August 15, 1935 when president Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, this act established a system of old –age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped (America’s Historical Documents, n.d.). Now the
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Along with being approved for these benefits Medicaid benefits are also automatically approved for the claimants. Even with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being in place with the potential/ goal of lowering health care cost the Social Security Administration is adding significantly to the health care cost by allowing claimants with multiple and sever disabilities the ability to automatically be granted Medicaid health insurance. This program does not require the claimant or the claimant’s parents to pay into medical services as well as the claimant’s parents are not required to be a legal citizen to get government paid health insurance which means no replenishing of funds. For example if a child comes on to the SSI program with severe behavioral disorder gets approved for health care benefits and the parents are illegal aliens that child can still withdraw health care and financial benefits. Now the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is an entitlement program through Social Security, this is a positive side to SSA. This program is when citizen have paid into their Social Security wages instead of just withdrawing from the government. For instance a citizen has worked up until the age of retirement which is 65 years old, with all those years of working that individual has paid into their benefits and can now withdraw them without solely relying on the government. One of the current initiatives the Social Security Agency is
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