Archive | September, 2012

Electronic Deposits of Social Security Checks Becomes Mandatory

In today’s New York Times: Consumer groups — along with paper-producing interests – -are urging the federal government to improve safeguards for Social Security recipients, as the government phases out paper checks for beneficiaries in favor of electronic deposits. Beginning in March, all Social Security checks will be deposited electronically unless recipients apply for and […]

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Thoughts on Privatization of Social Security

What do Drexel Burnham Lambert, Lehman Brothers, Madoff Investment Securities, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, CIT Group, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, AIG, and Citi Group, all have in common? They were all highly regarded private investment firms that were incorporated after the Social Security Administration was established in 1932 and went bankrupt or were bailed out before […]

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Social Security Statements Available Online

Today’s Huffington Post: Up until last year, Social Security would send taxpayers an annual personalized statement showing a complete record of their taxable earnings as well as estimated retirement, disability and survivor benefits based on those earnings. Unfortunately, budget constraints brought on by the recession put an end to those yearly mailings. But there’s good […]

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SSI For Children a Mainstay of Our Safety Net

Supplemental Security Income is a central pillar of our current system of family-centered care for children with severe disabilities. Other core pillars include Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In this system, the primary responsibility for the well-being of a disabled child rests with the child’s parents and family. Together, these supports play […]

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