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Social Security announces 2014 benefit increase

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced.

The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin wi…continue reading on echopress.com

Poll: Older Americans oppose Social Security changes

November 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO (AP) — Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the costof-living increase.

But a poll finds support among those 50 and older for raising the ca…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Medicare, Social Security discussion planned Wednesday

June 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

AARP South Dakota will hold a community conversation from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Highland Convention Center in Mitchell.
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LETTER: Social Security used to be self-sustaining

March 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Once upon a time, Social Security was a self-sustaining program; the money that came in was enough to pay the benefits, and if there was a shortfall (which rarely happened), money from the Social Security Trust Fund would make up the difference.
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LETTER: Social Security not responsible for deficit

March 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

As I see it, Social Security is paying its way and not a burden on the federal government.
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LETTER: Noem wrong about Social Security

March 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Social Security is self-supporting. It has been for more than 50 years without government help.
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Social Security: What you need to know

February 27, 2013 in DL-Online

Q: Will my SSA survivor benefits increase if I delay taking them past full retirement age? Continue Reading

LETTER: Noem telling truth about Social Security

February 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The same Social Security Trust Fund Board that Mr. Baker cites clearly explains that Social Security is running an ever-growing deficit. Continue Reading

Social Security: SSA has several benefit options

February 20, 2013 in DL-Online

Q: Can a person file for both Social Security retirement and disability benefits at age 62? Due to health, I have not worked for about a year and will soon reach age 62. Continue Reading

Social Security disability benefits vary with age, work history

February 13, 2013 in DL-Online

Q: Concerning the Social Security disability work requirement, how does a person know if they have enough work or not? Continue Reading