Supplemental Security Income
Legislation to shore up Supplementary Security Income hasn't received much attention, but it could have a big impact.
In a reversal, Supplemental Security Income recipients won’t lose benefits even if coronavirus relief payments are still in their bank accounts.
Legal aid attorneys say the government is mistakenly docking benefits because of coronavirus rebate payments.
The Trump administration has again waived the tax return requirement for beneficiaries of certain government programs — this time, it's Supplemental Security Income.
The Department of Homeland Security proposal seeks to change a rule that’s been around since 1999.
But they DO help pay for yours.
They worry the newspaper's coverage will embolden politicians who want to slash aid.
The Obama administration won't shield impoverished debtors from paying income tax on forgiven loans.
A New LGBTQ Victory Is a Victory for All of Us: The Social Security Administration Does the Right Thing
Despite its positive mission, SSA has been engaging in a destructive practice that represents government not working for us, but against us. SSA has been sending, to hundreds of thousands of Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients, bills for what it concludes are overpayments.
In February of 2016, President Obama released his 2017 budget proposal, which included a $10 million boost to expand Medicaid
Falling gas prices mean no raise for grandma.
As established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, May is designated as Older Americans Month in the United States. The month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate this Nation's older adults and our programs that are working.
"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.
Social Security Continues Discriminating Against Same Sex Married Couples By Making Them Pay Thousands of Dollars for Agency Mistake
It's really pretty simple: "The victims of that discrimination should not be the ones to pay for the agency's mistake," said Gerald McIntyre, one of the Justice in Aging attorneys on the case.
Most people have an idea of practical ways to keeps seniors safe this winter: space heaters, rubber-soled boots, or clearing your elderly neighbor's icy sidewalks. But the big-picture safety issues unfortunately cannot be solved with a shovel and some salt.
We need to talk about senior poverty. And we need to develop policies that acknowledge that income inequality exists and reflect the economic reality facing older adults today.
The Ryan path devastates programs that now help millions of seniors stay out of poverty. It would tip the balance in the wrong direction for too many of our elders who struggle daily to make ends meet.