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Deteriorating usefulness of SSDI - Missing Entries

Deteriorating usefulness of SSDI - Missing Entries

Posted: 1364135275000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1364302211000
In the last 2-3 years, there have been a number of changes in the ways that deaths are reported to the Social Security Administration and in the ways that the SSDI is made available to the public. I have been finding that more and more often, I find an obituary and no SSDI entry ever appears. Not just that the SSN itself is redacted, and that some of the SSDI databases are not updated as often as they used to be, but some deaths are never included.

I put together the following chart, which shows the effect. (counts are from Ancestry.com)

Has anyone gone into more detail to determine which states are under-reporting?
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Re: Deteriorating usefulness of SSDI - Missing Entries

Posted: 1375404415000
Classification: Query
I was trying to find my grandmother's death records. She just died a few years ago in New York, but her record didn't show up in any of the searches.

Re: Deteriorating usefulness of SSDI - Missing Entries

Posted: 1375488624000
Classification: Query
She may not be in the index, if no one reported her death to the social security administration. My Mom is not in there, as she was not yet receiving SSI, and we did not apply for a death benefit.
If you want to give us her name and death date, perhaps we can help you look.

Re: Deteriorating usefulness of SSDI - Missing Entries

Posted: 1375581247000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Segal
Thanks.
Her name was Chana/Anna Segal. She died in 2005, in Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
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