Benefits

  • Several changes coming in 2018 for Social Security

    Though debatable, Social Security can be called the most important social program in the United States. As of August, 61.5 million people were receiving benefits and more than 42 million of those folks were retired workers. Many of these retired workers — 62% to be exact — count on...
  • Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security Administration announced the cost–of-living increase Friday. The COLA affects...
  • House defeats bid to block Pentagon funding transgender surgeries

    (CNN)The House on Thursday defeated a proposal that would have prevented the Pentagon from funding gender reassignment surgeries for service members. The provision from Rep. Vicky Hartzler was an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to block the military from paying for gender reassignment surgery or hormone therapy...
  • Social Security benefits set to increase by largest amount in years

    Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2018 can expect to see the program’s largest payment increase in years, according to the trustees report released Thursday. In January, recipients will receive a $28 monthly increase in benefits, which, although amounts to just 2.2%, is much larger than the 0.3% increase...
  • Man hid wife’s body in freezer for years! See Shocking Details!

    The heirs of a Florida man who hid his wife’s death by placing her body in a freezer for eight years to collect her Social Security benefits have repaid the stolen money, the government said. Officials discovered the body of Margaret Dunn after her husband, Allan Dunn, died in...
  • Mitch McConnell Hits A New Low By Refusing To Tell Sick People What Is In The Healthcare Bill

    Mitch McConnell Hits A New Low By Refusing To Tell Sick People What Is In The Healthcare Bill By Jason Easley on Sat, Jun 17th, 2017 at 2:54 pm Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell turned down an offer to meet with more than 15 patient advocacy groups to keep...
  • Don’t need your Social Security? 1 reason you should claim it early anyway

    Most Americans rely on Social Security for a substantial portion of their retirement income, and for them, when they choose to take Social Security benefits is largely a matter of financial necessity rather than financial planning. However, if you’re in a financial position in which you have other assets...