AARP wrote to lawmakers in the House and Senate this week urging them to better fund a Social Security Administration dealing with customer service problems.
The bipartisan Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act would streamline assistance to victims of identity theft.
Nebraska lawmakers passed LB 873, which will, among other things, exempt all Social Security benefits from state taxes by 2025.
Taxes on Social Security benefits will be scrapped for those earning less than $100,000 per year, thanks to a tax package recently signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Claiming Social Security earlier means more time receiving benefits, but that action will permanently reduce them, which can threaten financial health at older ages.
This summer marks another successful anniversary for Social Security and Medicare as Social Security turns 83 and Medicare turns 53.
Representative payees are vital to the well-being of millions of Social Security beneficiaries, and most perform their duties well; nevertheless, the program can be strengthened.
Policymakers have been talking on and off for decades about ways to make Social Security solvent and adequate. However, the conversation often seems stuck in the 1980s, the last time Social Security was addressed, with a small set of policy tools to raise revenue or cut benefits being recommended…
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