Friday, August 24, 2012

SSA Asks for Bullets to Beef up Security

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) made a big surprise to everyone when as it posted a purchase request for 174,000 rounds of .357 Sig grain bonded jacketed hollow point bullets.

Accordingly, the SSA only employs 295 special agents with the law enforcement authority and such agents are divided among 66 offices across the nation. Therefore, the entire nation is quite amazed when the agency opened up its need for bullets.

Subsequently, in a statement released by the agency to public, it claimed that the ammo that it was requesting was for the purpose of training and security.

The agency further explained that due to more and more Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims that it is receiving each day, the number of traffic in its office increases as well.

The agency likewise pointed out that employees and visitors are the most important priority of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The OIG, together with the Federal Protective Services and other local law enforcement, has jurisdiction over SSA offices.

Moreover, the agency also noted that SSA agents have duties similar to state and federal law enforcement groups. In fact, the agency makes a similar purchase each year, the SSA added.

Unfortunately for the agency, its purchase request has created widespread conspiracy theories on the virtual world. A Los Angeles social security disability lawyer witnessed how such misconception went wrong all over the Internet but at least, the agency had already aired its side regarding the misleading issue.

On a related note, the SSDI is purposely created to replace lost wages due to illness or injury resulting from work. The same is very important to you and your family since it is your best protection against financial disaster.

The fact that people sometimes forget is that although such agency is designed to provide protection to people in need, the agency itself likewise needs protection.