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From: "Tina Peddie" <>
Subject: [GAWILKIN-L] rise in SSN app copy fee
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 19:38:40 -0700
*This just came in on a couple of my (other) email lists...thought you might
find it interesting .... NOT GREAT, but interesting! *Tina*
> Subject: rise in SSN app copy fee
> > Mary McGinnis posted this to another list .... this will be a
> > serious bump in the road for many doing family history research.
> > ============================================================
> > I have just discovered that the SSA is raising the price by 286% for the
> most valuable tool that genealogists request, the SS-5 form, Original
> Application for SS Number...
> > It is going up from its present $7 to $27, effective 1 July 2001.
> > Reference: http://www.ssa.gov/foia/foia_guide.htm#_Toc517745431
> > This is untenable, since many people who do genealogy are older retired
> > folks on fixed income... and this large increase appears to be intended
> discourage the public from access to documents under the Freedom of
> > Information Act.
> > How can it cost $27 to receive a request, then make and mail a copy of
> one page document??? ...Government is not intended to be making a
> > profit... The $7 seems high, when you actually evaluate the task...and
> > Researching costs more...Could it be that they have some awfully high
> clerks...and/or interns...???
> > Since anything can be proven by statistics, I don't believe their
> > "analysis" but you might want to make your representatives in Congress
> aware of this...
> > Senate Addresses <http://www.senate.gov/
> > House Addresses <http://www.house.gov/
> > President George W. Bush: <
> > Vice President Dick Cheney: <
> > Assistant-Secretary for HHS: <
> > Notify all your Genealogical buddies, too??? We all need to write...
> > Mary McG
> > in Tennessee
> > May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
> > May your heart be light as a song.
> > May each day bring you bright happy hours,
> > That stay with you all year long.
> > =======================================
> > Tom Cloud <>
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