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- Over a million Americans were left out of CARES Act benefits because of who they married
An estimated 1.2 million Americans were left out of the federal stimulus program because their spouses did not have a social security
number. Their U.S.-born children did not receive aid either. ...
CBS News. Saturday, 27 Jun 2020.
- Column: The coronavirus could cut your Social Security benefits for life, unless Congress acts
A glitch in the Social Security
formula means a longterm coronavirus-related benefit cut for some workers
Los Angeles Times. Wednesday, 24 Jun 2020.
- Where Did Retirement Savings Stand On The Verge of the Covid Recession?
On the verge of the Covid recession, U.S. households approaching retirement had saved more, claimed Social Security
late and worked more than earlier generations of near-retirees.
Forbes. Wednesday, 24 Jun 2020.
- Close ally of Mexican president tests positive for coronavirus
The head of Mexico's Social Security
Institute (IMSS), Zoe Robledo, a close aide to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would continue to work remotely.
Reuters. Sunday, 7 Jun 2020.
- Social Security Is Worth More Than You Think, but Needs Your Help
Low interest rates have made Social Security
more valuable. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to make its long-term shortfall worse.
New York Times. Friday, 29 May 2020.
- Pennsylvania woman kept grandma's corpse in freezer for 15 years and collected Social Security check
Cynthia Carolyn Black, 61, stored her grandmother's body in the basement freezer from March 2004 so she could claim her benefits, but two women found it on a foreclosed property in February 2019.
Daily Mail. Friday, 29 May 2020.
- Pennsylvania woman allegedly kept grandma's corpse in freezer for 15 years, collected Social Security checks: reports
A Pennsylvania woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly keeping her dead grandmother in a freezer for 15 years while the family continued collecting her Social Security
checks, according to reports.
Fox News. Thursday, 28 May 2020.
- Social Security recipients say they're still waiting for stimulus checks
One Social Security
recipient who has been waiting for weeks said he's disheartened: "It's not a good system."
CBS News. Friday, 22 May 2020.
- Struggle of unemployment claimants compounded by data breach
Claimants' social security
numbers and home addresses were inadvertently exposed this week in three states, all of which contracted Deloitte to launch their websites.
ABC News. Thursday, 21 May 2020.
- Editorial: Stop discriminating financially against taxpayers without Social Security numbers
Everyone who pays taxes should be eligible for benefits the government extends to taxpayers. That includes stimulus checks and Earned Income Tax Credit.
Los Angeles Times. Wednesday, 20 May 2020.
- Jersey government minister drinks white wine during health panel meeting on Zoom
Scott Wickenden, 42, was taking part in a video meeting of the Health and Social Security
Scrutiny Panel from his home in Jersey via Zoom, when he was seen sipping a tall glass of white wine.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 13 May 2020.
- Portugal widens social security support, simplifies some benefits
Portugal widened social security
support for informal workers, those at risk of extreme poverty and managers of small enterprises on Thursday, the first measures announced since the end of a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters. Thursday, 7 May 2020.
- Lawsuit: US citizens with immigrant spouses should get help
PHOENIX (AP) - The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security
Washington Times. Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020.
- Stimulus checks: Many local seniors still waiting for payments
Initially, people who receive Social Security
benefits could not use the online tool to track payments, but that recently changed.
ABC News. Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020.
- Nearly 8,000 small businesses seeking relief loans may have had personal data shared with other applicants
The SBA notified nearly 8,000 business owners of the potential inadvertent disclosure of information, which included names, social security
numbers, tax identification numbers and more, according to a letter sent to business owners.
CNBC. Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020.
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