Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

House Democrats Push Bill to Expand and Strengthen Social Security

With the kick-off of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019 and a Democratic-controlled House, legislation is introduced to expand Social Security, ensuring the promise of retirement security for more than 222,000 Rhode Islanders. It would also provide protections to disabled Rhode Island workers and families who have lost a breadwinner. Democratic Policy and Communications…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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Exploring  Influences in Claiming Social Security and Medicare Coverage Choices

  Over two weeks ago, the Washington, DC-based AARP unveiled its 23-page research study, “Social Security and Medicare Information Sources,” that sought to learn where older adults go for information about their Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage and what influences their decisions related to these benefits, and what they wanted to have known when…

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Social Security Beneficiaries

In 2019, Social Security and SSI Benefits to Increase by 2.18 Percent

In early December, Social Security and Social Security and Supplemental Security Income  will notify beneficiaries by mail about their new benefit amount. This year, for the first time, most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA notice online through their my Social Security account. People may create or access…

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New Congressional Democratic Caucus Calls for Social Security Expansion  

Following President Donald Trump’s claims that the Democrats are trying to cut Social Security at a recent campaign rally in Montana, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Reps.  John Larson (D-CT), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), joined seniors and aging advocates at a press conference to announce the creation of the Expand…

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Cicilline Pledges to Protect Social Security and Medicare

Just days ago, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-District 1) spoke with residents at Rumford Towers, where he released a 24-page report prepared by the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force.  The new report, “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security:  Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,”…

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Medicare Economic Drier

AARP Report Shows Medicare Has Economic Impact in Rhode Island

Medicare contributes $2.5 billion to Rhode Island’s economy, equivalent to 21% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 192,186 beneficiaries in Rhode Island. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP Rhode Island…

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Social Security Annual Trustees Report

Social Security Reforms Needed to Keep Program Fiscally Afloat

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its anticipated annual report on the long-term financial stability of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent…

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