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  • Question - has anyone conducted an analysis on the impact of Covid on Social Security?

    12/02/2020 12:15:01 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 52 replies
    None ^ | 12/02/2020 | self
    I was just thinking that with thousands dying from Covid, that the pressure on Social Security should be lessening. Has anyone seen an analysis?
  • Shopping for a Medigap plan; which company is the best but most economical for fixed income (Social Security Disability)?

    12/02/2020 6:30:58 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 30 replies
    12/2/2020, 8:24 AM CST | Patriot777
    My dear fellow FReepers, could you please help me to find the best coverage but most economial Medigap plan? I have fixed income with Social Security Disability and have basic Medicare, but do not qualify for Medicaid due to my spouse's income (have tried multiple times to get on Medicaid). I've been shopping for a myriad of plans, but would like to see about the best one, Blue Cross Blue Shield--which I am about to further investigate. Thank you my beloved FRiends!
  • Social Security Account Suspended? Robocall from a GA#(VANITY)

    11/10/2020 10:52:03 AM PST · by Chuckster · 93 replies
    vanity | 11-10-20 | Chuckster
    This morning, I received two robocalls from a Georgia number. The recording, a female voice with an oddly foreign, non-southron accent, said my SS account has been suspended and to call a phone number immediately. IMO, clearly a scam call. I believe the SS Admin would contact me by mail if there were any problems, not by phone.
  • Former Social Security Senior Officials Beg Biden: Please Stop Lying About Social Security

    10/27/2020 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 27, 2020 | Saul Anuzis, Tim Martin and Pat Boone
    Tens of millions of Americans rely on Social Security for retirement security and peace of mind. And we are always on guard to counter slanderous attempts to scare seniors. So, we were more than pleased to see others step forward to counter these election eve lies that Democrats always turn to, trying to garner votes by scaring seniors into the voting booth when all else fails. We dedicated part of our careers helping the agency fulfill its mission of supporting retirees, surviving spouses and children, and workers with disabilities. We know that Social Security touches the life of every single...
  • Biden Sought ‘Grand Bargain’ to Reduce Deficit Through Cuts to Social Security

    10/20/2020 3:40:05 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2020 | Haris Alic
    Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, worked to forge a “grand bargain” with congressional Republicans on deficit reduction during the Obama years. As part of the effort, the former vice president openly advocated for putting entitlement programs, including Social Security, on the negotiating table. Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama and his administration were struck with a complex problem. The economy, which was still in the midst of the Great Recession, was struggling to rebound, with job losses, bankruptcies, and home foreclosures running rampant. At the same, the deficit was at an all-time, hitting 8.9 percent of...
  • DEVELOPING: Polls show the Biden campaign's strategy of scaring seniors over COVID & Social Security is getting traction.

    09/24/2020 7:32:28 AM PDT · by rintintin · 83 replies
    @paulsperry ^ | Sep 21 2020 | Paul Sperry
    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ DEVELOPING: Polls show the Biden campaign's strategy of scaring seniors over COVID & Social Security is getting traction. It's running ads claiming Trump wont protect them from the disease & will slash their SS checks. So far the Trump campaign has marshaled no effective response
  • Setting Up a Casual Pay SS Account

    09/14/2020 3:22:51 AM PDT · by knarf · 10 replies
    self ^ | September 14, 2020 | knarf
    My wife and I were were discussing SS in the Philippines vs. The USA ....
  • WATCH: Joe Biden's Social Security & Medicare Comments on the Floor of the Senate

    09/11/2020 9:24:44 AM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies
    TG ^ | 9/11/2020 | Evan
    Joe Biden has been on the floor of the Senate talking about the need to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ benefits. This is where laws are defined. His comments on the Senate floor are likely his true position, since they are made when laws are being finalized. In the debates, Biden flatly denied he made these comments. Compare the videos and judge for yourselves.WATCH BIDEN COMMENTS ON FLOOR OF SENATE & Biden denying them at a debate......
  • Fact checking the fact checkers: Trump does indeed plan to destroy Social Security

    09/10/2020 2:55:35 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 10, 2020 | Nancy Altman
    Donald Trump's nonstop lies, together with his endless cries of "fake news" and "hoax," make the role of media fact checkers more important than ever. Unfortunately, on the crucial issue of Social Security, too many of them are furiously defending Trump from his own words. Instead of acting as a check on Trump's lies, they act like bullied children seeking to appease. They provide him cover, grade him on a curve, and give him every benefit of the doubt while denying that same leniency to Joe Biden and others. This is an extreme disservice in the lead-up to the election,...
  • Washington Post Awards Biden Ad Four Pinocchios For Attacking Trump On Social Security Plan 'That Does Not Exist'

    09/07/2020 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies ^ | September 6, 2020
    The Washington Post published an analysis describing how an ad for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign attacked a Social Security plan from President Trump that “does not exist.” “Trump gets mentioned in this ad three times. But there is no such Trump plan,” Kessler wrote, before awarding the ad four Pinocchios.
  • Scrapping payroll tax without replacement would hit Social Security benefits by 2021, actuary says

    08/26/2020 12:18:05 PM PDT · by rintintin · 59 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Aug 26 2020 | Jonathan Nicholson
    Repealing the payroll tax as proposed by President Donald Trump without putting in place a new source of funding for Social Security would mean disability payments would end in mid-2021 and payments to the elderly would stop in 2023, according to the program’s chief actuary.
  • 5 scenarios where claiming Social Security early is a terrible move

    08/24/2020 5:15:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 99 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Aug 24 2020 | Fox Business
    As of June, the average retired worker was bringing home $1,514 a month from Social Security. This works out to all ost $18,200 a year. All things considered, this isn't very much -- but for 62% of retired workers receiving a Social Security benefit, their monthly payout will account for at least half of their income. The critical role Social Security plays during retirement for so many elderly Americans demonstrates just how important your claiming decision can be. Claiming age plays a big role in determining your Social Security payout Although there are more than a half-dozen factors that can...
  • Gerri Willis: Number of Americans being offered early retirement is ‘sky high’

    08/23/2020 2:43:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 60 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Aug 11 2020 | Angelica Stabile
    More and more Americans are being given the option to retire early due to the economic setbacks of the coronavirus pandemic, FOX Business’ Gerri Willis told “FOX News Rundown.” “This is fascinating. These numbers are sky-high,” she said on the daily podcast. “We didn't really understand the number of people that were being offered early retirement. And it's still not entirely clear. But what is clear is that there is a greater proportion of people going into retirement than we thought.” Willis said younger Americans in their 40s and 50s are being offered early retirement since so many industries like...
  • Pelosi Falsely Claims That 'Social Security Benefits' Are Delivered by Post Office Mail

    08/17/2020 5:33:41 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 17, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNS News) -- In a letter to her Democratic colleagues in Congress about President Trump's alleged manipulation of the U.S. Postal Service, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) falsely claims that "Social Security benefits" are delivered by mail. This is not true because, as the Social Security Administration states in its own literature, "If you get Social Security benefits, you must receive your payments electronically." In her Aug. 16 letter, which is posted as a press release on her website, Pelosi states, "The Postal Service is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution and essential for providing critical services:...
  • Fact Check: Barack Obama Falsely Claims Seniors Depend on Post Office for Social Security

    08/14/2020 11:59:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14 2020 | JOHN CARNEY
    Barack Obama and a number of other Democrat officials have falsely claimed that senior citizens depend on the United States Postal Service to receive their social security checks. Claim: “Everyone Depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security,” Obama said in a tweet.
  • Biden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security'

    08/08/2020 10:00:00 PM PDT · by rintintin · 151 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug 8 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called President Trump's executive order to cut payroll taxes "a reckless war on Social Security." One of the several orders Trump signed from his private club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday afternoon directs the Treasury Department to allow employers to defer payment of employee-side Social Security payroll taxes through the end of the year for Americans making less than roughly $100,000 annually. Trump also said that he intends to forgive the deferred payroll taxes and make permanent payroll tax cuts if he is reelected in November. In an emailed statement addressing the president's order,...
  • This Social Security scam is just evil

    01/13/2020 6:32:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 12, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. CDT | By Michelle Singletary
    Imagine you’re retired and your primary source of income is your monthly Social Security check. Your telephone rings and an automated message says your Social Security number has been “suspended” because of some suspicious activity. You may even be threatened with arrest if you don’t call the telephone number provided in the automated message. If someone calls saying that your Social Security number and the benefits connected to it may be in jeopardy, it’s understandable that you might panic. You’re told that to “reactivate” your Social Security number, you have to pay a fee or buy gift cards. You have...
  • White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object

    07/27/2020 5:31:48 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2020 | ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday reluctantly dropped his bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans stumbled anew in efforts to unite around a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package to begin negotiations with Democrats who are seeking far more. Frustrating new delays came as the administration scrambled to avert the cutoff next week of a $600-per-week bonus unemployment benefit that has helped prop up the economy while staving off financial disaster for millions of people thrown out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began. Trump yielded to opposition to the payroll tax cut among his top...
  • Trump is Holding COVID Aid Hostage for His #1 Priority: Defunding Social Security

    07/27/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    Social Security Works ^ | July 16, 2020 | Linda Benesch
    (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in response to Donald Trump demanding that the next coronavirus relief package include a cut in the payroll tax, Social Security’s dedicated revenue: “The coronavirus pandemic is raging across America. Essential workers are in desperate need of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE). Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction. Over 57,000 nursing home residents and workers are dead. Hospitals are in danger of becoming overwhelmed. Donald Trump is doing nothing to address any of this. Instead, he’s stated his intentions to hold...
  • How Uncle Sam knows when we die

    07/21/2020 10:24:23 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | 7-21-2020 | Gordon Gray
    Executive Summary The Social Security Administration serves as the primary steward of death records at the federal level. Despite federal agencies’ need for accurate death information, accurate death data are not universally available to federal agencies, including those with payment functions. Improvements to federal payment integrity could include legislative changes that would ensure accurate death information is more widely available to federal agencies. Introduction Perhaps the most conspicuous element of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout has been economic impact payments (EIPs) or “stimulus checks,” sent to nearly 160 million Americans, and totaling $267 billion....