The U.S. Senate last night unanimously approved the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act
. The bipartisan bill, introduced last month
by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), would require the Social Security Administration to provide a single point of contact for Americans whose social security numbers have been misused following an identity theft.
“When an American calls up the Social Security Administration for help after an identity theft, they can get bumped from contact to contact in the agency with each one having to retake details. Starting over with each call like this would be frustrating for anyone, especially folks dealing with the stress of identity theft. This bill fixes this problem and makes government work better for the people. I urge the House to pass this legislation quickly,” Grassley said.
The Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act has the endorsement of numerous groups, including: AARP; the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC); the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM); the National Council of Social Security Management Associations (NCSSMA); National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR); and, Social Security Works.
Read more about the legislation HERE