With tag: social_security
Sanders Warns Against Changing Social Security Formula
By Melody Bodette
Senator Bernie Sanders warns that he'll oppose one change to Social Security that's under discussion as part of the fiscal cliff talks. Sanders says some want to shift the way the annual cost of living is adjusted for people who receive Social Security benefits.
Disability Advocates Alerted To Problems With SSI Changes
for disabled Vermonters are decrying what they say are problems with a newly
instituted system of electronic payments for Social Security beneficiaries. They've been alerted this
week to a spate of problems with people being switched to debit card payments
without adequate notification.
One-time Social Security Payments Blocked
Security recipients won't be getting a one-time $250 payment this year. That's
because a U.S. Senate vote yesterday fell 7 votes short of the 60 needed to
overcome a Republican filibuster.
Sanders hails Obama's stance on Social Security
Senator Bernie Sanders is hailing President Barack Obama's call for Congress to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year.