social security disability

White House, Congress May Cut Disabled Veteran Benefits Twice

Posted on 03/14/2013 by |AARP Media Relations Team | Comments

PoliticsAARP continues our series of ads about the importance of Social Security. This week we focus on Americans with disabilities because the President and some in Congress stand willing to cut their benefits.  In fact, as AARP notes with more specifics below, if you’re a man or women who defended this nation, your benefits might be slashed twice by the proposal known as Chained or superlative CPI. Let’s first talk about the dramatic dialogue that unfolded at the White House …

Workers On Social Security Disability Rises, Perhaps Leading To Smaller Labor Pool

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkThere are fewer people in the workforce today than 12 years ago, but a new report claims it’s not just the recession’s halting impact on job creation and an increase in boomers retiring that’s shrinking the rank and file. The number of workers on Social Security disability has almost tripled since 1980, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. In 2000, the number of people in the labor force peaked at more than 67 percent of the working age population. …

The Takeaway: Too Old to Wear Speedos? Social Security Disability Payments in Danger?

Posted on 08/22/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayStandard policy or discrimination? A New York man says he was fired from his job as a lifeguard in 2007 because he refused to wear the required bikini-style swimsuit for an annual qualifying swim test. Roy Lester, now 61, filed a lawsuit claiming age discrimination. Lester, who has 40 years of water safety experience, says older lifeguards were slowly being phased out of Jones Beach and the swimsuit mandate was a way to do it.