Death Master File (SSDI) Comes Out of Obscurity!

The inclusion of provisions that might limit access to the DMF in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement recently adopted by the Congress, has encouraged the press to begin to try to explain what it is and how it functions for good and ill.

a.  “Death Master File reform breathes life into U.S. budget deal

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-usa-budget-deathlist-idUSBRE9BA1D520131211

b. Newsweek Article with a Zombie theme

http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/12/20/returns-living-dead.html

c.  The American Thinker article by Ken Ryesky

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/congress_is_plugging_the_wrong_hole.html

d.  Commerce Department DMF Web Site

https://www.ssdmf.com/Library/InfoManage/Guide.asp?FolderID=98&SessionID={2971715F-6653-44F1-B103-048162A287F2}&SP=2

Please take advantage of (and seek out) every opportunity to share with your elected representatives the message “WHEN USED, the DMF should prevent fraud, not cause it ! ! ! !”

Congressional State and District Work Periods scheduled in January might be a good time to schedule a visit with your Senators and Representatives in their local offices.

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Former FGS FORUM columnist for Records Preservation and Access Committee, RPAC charter member, and NGS Life Member.

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