Category Archives: seniors

Drug Prices Climbing, But Help is Available

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-25/senior-issues/drug-prices-climbing-but-help-is-available/a51027-1 March 25, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Prescription costs are going up fast, but help is available for low-income seniors. A recent AARP study found the … Continue reading

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The Affluent Don’t Just Live Better–-They Live Longer–Which Is a Problem for Inequality

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/03/17/affluent-dont-just-live-better-live-longer-problem-inequality/#.VurKQeIrIdU By Andrew Yarrow March 17, 2016 [Photo Credit: 401(k) 2012 via Flickr] The engine of inequality is firing on all pistons: Low-wage workers earn less while they’re working, and then get less in Social Security benefits once they retire. … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Congress—Pass the Protection of Social Security Benefits Restoration Act

Last fall, Social Security Works led a national coalition calling on the federal government to stop the garnishment of Social Security benefits for student debt and other forms of federal debt. We delivered over 250,000 signatures to the Department of … Continue reading

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Beware of Scams During Tax Season

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-19/senior-issues/beware-of-scams-during-tax-season/a50471-1 February 19, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the deadline to file income tax forms coming up, Pennsylvanians are being warned to guard against fraud and … Continue reading

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Sign Petition in Support of Expanding Social Security

America is facing a retirement income crisis. For the first time in our country’s history, people have to prepare for a lower standard of living in retirement than their parents. As a result, Americans are working well beyond traditional retirement … Continue reading

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“Unsung Heroes” Need Senate Vote on Caregiver Bill – AARP

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-17/senior-issues/unsung-heroes-need-senate-vote-on-caregiver-bill-aarp/a49478-1 December 17, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Advocates are asking the State Senate to pass a bill that would give those caring for family members at … Continue reading

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Delaying Social Security Means Bigger Benefits

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-16/senior-issues/delaying-social-security-means-bigger-benefits/a48960-1 November 16, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A lot of older Pennsylvanians are getting reduced Social Security retirement benefits because they start collecting before reaching full … Continue reading

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To Help Hard-Hit Seniors, Warren/Sanders Bill Would Boost Social Security

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/05/help-hard-hit-seniors-warrensanders-bill-would-boost-social-security Published on Thursday, November 05, 2015 by Common Dreams Legislation would help counter zero cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits millions of Americans face By Andrea Germanos, staff writer Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at a rally in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Budget Impasse Hurting Seniors

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-03/senior-issues/pennsylvania-budget-impasse-hurting-seniors/a48790-1 November 3, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The four-month budget impasse in Harrisburg is hitting services for seniors particularly hard. In some counties, state funds account … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Retirements Shows the Inequity Between Large Corporate CEOs and the Rest of Us

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): The retirement assets of CEOs at our largest corporations have exploded while the rest of us wonder when or if we’ll be able to retire. The recently released A Tale of Two Retirements (http://www.foreffectivegov.org/two-retirements) found … Continue reading

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