Deceptive social security mass mailings to the elderly
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Deceptive social security mass mailings to the elderly hearing before the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, first session, November 20, 1989. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Social security -- United States.,
  • Deceptive advertising -- United States.,
  • Older people -- United States -- Abuse of.,
  • Older people -- United States -- Insurance requirements.

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SeriesS. hrg -- 101-710.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 142 p. :
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17748472M

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