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- "It's a scary time," one disabled widow said of inflation hit
Some older Americans are cutting back on food, medicine and other basics. An annual Social Security
bump may not be enough.
CBS News. Thursday, 6 Oct 2022.
- Biden shames Rick Scott and Ron Johnson for wanting to put social security 'on the chopping block'
Biden used a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday to attack Republicans, accusing them of plotting the abolition of Social Security
if they take back Congress.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022.
- Gov. JB Pritzker announces significant payment toward Unemployment Insurance Loan
Pritzker said in a press conference Tuesday morning the $450 million payment would reduce the remaining balance of the $1.8 billion borrowed under Title XII of the Social Security
Act by 25%.
ABC News. Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022.
- States paid pandemic unemployment benefits to 200,000 dead people, federal audit finds
States paid out billions of dollars in pandemic unemployment claims to more than 200,000 applicants whose Social Security
numbers indicated they were already dead, according to a new inspector general's audit.
Washington Times. Friday, 23 Sep 2022.
- Feds say $45.6 billion in pandemic jobless aid was likely stolen
Government probe shows scammers used the Social Security
numbers of more than 200,000 dead people to claim jobless benefits.
CBS News. Thursday, 22 Sep 2022.
- The Week in Business: Rail Strike Averted
Higher-than-expected inflation in August rattled financial markets. The Federal Reserve is expected to approve another big rate increase. But Social Security
recipients have a reason to cheer.
New York Times. Sunday, 18 Sep 2022.
- Report identified key vulnerabilities two years before cyberattack on L.A. Unified
Auditors were able to obtain passwords, access some Social Security
numbers and persuade district staff to download potentially dangerous codes.
Los Angeles Times. Thursday, 8 Sep 2022.
- Social Security Blows It Once Again, But, With My Company's Help, Ultimately Redeems Itself
Half of Social Security's advice is wrong, misleading, or incomplete. Here's a case where Social Security
both under-estimated widows benefit and failed to pay spousal benefits for years. ...
Forbes. Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022.
- Social Security Just Emailed Us About Their Website Upgrade? Here's What They Didn't Say
just upgraded its website in several very valuable ways. But the site still suggests you can accurately calculate your benefits using Social Security's calculators. Not true.
Forbes. Tuesday, 9 Aug 2022.
- T-Mobile settles to pay $350M to customers whose personal information was stolen
T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security
numbers had been stolen in a cyberattack.
ABC News. Saturday, 23 Jul 2022.
- Cost-of-living increase for Social Security may push seniors into higher tax bracket, say experts
Retirees on fixed incomes and Social Security
could get a double whammy from inflation because benefits, which rise with the cost of living, might push them into a higher tax bracket.
Washington Times. Tuesday, 19 Jul 2022.
- Column: Why is this foul-mouthed enemy of Social Security receiving a presidential honor?
Former Sen. Alan Simpson worked to undermine Social Security
. Why is he getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom?
Los Angeles Times. Tuesday, 5 Jul 2022.
- Social Security and Medicare Funds Improved, But the Long Term Is Dire
The government released its annual reports on the financial health of the programs.
New York Times. Thursday, 2 Jun 2022.
- Social Security fund will be able to pay benefits one year longer than expected, Treasury says
The Social Security
trust fund will be able to pay out benefits for a year longer than prior estimates, the Treasury Department said.
CNBC. Thursday, 2 Jun 2022.
- Women will be offered UNLIMITED 'menstrual leave' if they suffer severe period pain in Spain
The proposed bill allows workers experiencing period pain in Spain to an unlimited amount of time off, with the state social security
system - not employers - picking up the tab for the medical leave.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 17 May 2022.
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