Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Social Security Cuts Threaten

There is more evidence that raising the Social Security retirement age is tough on people with disabilities, health problems and lower earnings. Proposals to raise the retirement age are part of the broad attack on Social Security that have caused delays in taking and deciding applications and appeals, and have caused the wait for Social Security appeal hearings and decisions to extend to about two years. There are fewer staff to answer the phone or solve even simple problems. More than ever, people need help from lawyers to get promised benefits, while years ago you could walk into the local Social Security office and quickly take care of business. Social Security benefits should be increased, not cut, and staff must be added so that claims are quickly and fairly decided.


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