“New Bill Aims to Protect Social Security Recipients from Fraud”

Originally published by National Interest–

While it’s not clear exactly what Congress might do to save Social Security, some lawmakers are already working on their own solutions. Rep. John Larson (D-CT) has introduced a bill to protect the Social Security program, although it’s far from clear that it will be passed. Meanwhile, a report last week stated that bipartisan Social Security reform could emerge in the next Congress, even if the Republicans sweep the midterm elections.

According to a report from ThinkAdvisor, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act. Notably, the bill is a re-introduction of another that was previously put forward in Congress. While it wouldn’t fully reform Social Security, it would streamline one important function of the Social Security Administration: the process of contacting Social Security if a recipient has their identity stolen.