NL 10601.220 Does Congress Have an Interest in Our Notices?
Yes, Congress is interested in our notices. The House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee
on Social Security actively expresses concern about the quality of Social Security
notices. On a regular basis, Congress requests the General Accounting Office (GAO)
to look at SSA notices. GAO conducts audits of our notices. During an audit, GAO may
look to see whether our notices are:
produced in a cost-effective way.
At the end of their audit, GAO issues a report. Congressional hearings on the audit
and report usually follow.
On occasion, we also receive inquiries about problem notices from individual members
of Congress on behalf of one or more of their constituents.