SocialSecurity

  • Medicare and Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

    The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026. That’s the word from the latest report by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it’s...
  • Why taking social security benefits at 62 is smart

    For years, 62 has been the most popular age for seniors to file for Social Security, even though doing so causes benefits to get slashed. While your benefits themselves are based on what you earned during your working years, you’re only entitled to your full monthly benefit upon reaching full retirement age,...
  • 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...
  • New con targeting seniors social security checks

    Government officials are warning about a rash of cons targeting Social Security beneficiaries. Posing as agents for the government’s cornerstone retirement program, the latest con tries to trick seniors into “verifying” private information — including Social Security numbers, birth dates and parents’ names — purportedly to provide the senior...
  • Wanted fugitive attorney wanted for stealing millions from Social Security is spotted!

    A fugitive lawyer from Kentucky who was convicted of stealing millions of dollars from Social Security has been spotted at a gas station and Walmart store in New Mexico, the FBI says.   Eric Conn of Floyd County was sentenced in absentia Friday to 12 years in prison and ordered to...
  • 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...