Archive | May, 2010

Do You Have a Story?

A new effort to gather stories about the importance of Social Security in our society has been launched. The Social Security Stories Project is seeking story submissions from the public, with a goal of receiving 1,000 stories by the end of July. The stories will then be reviewed for possible inclusion in a new book […]

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Social Security Trust Fund Solvent till 2037

The Huffington Post ran an article today with Mark Miller’s reality check on the rhetoric about Social Security going broke: “… Social Security also has that big surplus, which has been accumulating since the last “fix” to the program was implemented during the Reagan years. That fix included a gradual boost of the retirement age […]

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Retirements Delayed by Economy Unexpected Benefit to Social Security

The Arizona Republic reports that an “unprecedented increase in the number of Americans who delay retirement could accelerate over the next two decades, helping to ease the pressures on Social Security and Medicare, according to a RAND Corporation study. ‘The study differs from government projections indicating a leveling off in the number of older Americans […]

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Are Backlogs Really Improving?

The Social Security system remains backlogged and although there is some improvement at the hearing level, one can question whether this is just because more cases are lagging behind at the initial and reconsideration levels of appeal. THe Associate Press takes on this issue here: “Nearly 2 million people are waiting to find out if […]

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