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Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historicall...

Voters In Key States Really Don't Want Social Security Cut: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

A new survey looking at 10 key House and Senate districts found that voters there strongly oppose cutting Social Security benefits -- a stance that ma...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cut Wipes Out Some Americans' Social Security Increases | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A food stamp cut that took effect this month will negate cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security benefits for some retirees and di...

Here's How Much Social Security Benefits Are Increasing

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announc...

Social Security Head Scolds Lawmakers

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outgoing Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue has some parting shots for Congress, the White House and advocates for seni...

Attention All Journalists: 8 Things You Need to Know Before Reporting on the Social Security COLA

Eric Kingson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Tomorrow morning, the Social Security Administration will post on its website the size of the Cost of Living Adjustment for 2013. Here are eight things that journalists -- newspaper, radio and TV reporters, editors, bloggers and TV anchors -- need to know.

Social Security Recipients Praise Raise

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For some, the just-announced increase in Social Security checks amounts to an extra meal out, a little more cash for clo...

What You Need To Know About New Social Security Changes

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

-- Social Security announced on Wednesday a 3.6 percent increase in benefits for next year, the first raise since 2009. A look at the program: _Bene...

Ryan Grim

Social Security Officials Tell Hill: No Cost-Of-Living Raise This Year For Seniors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seniors and disabled Americans looking forward to the annual increase in their Social Security check will be disappointed this year. Officials with th...

Early Retirement Claims Increase Dramatically

Los Angeles Times | Mike Dorning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Washington -- Instead of seeing older workers staying on the job longer as the economy has worsened, the Social Security system is repo...