Tag Archives: Social Security

Talk Poverty Blog — Senior Poverty: Now You Know

In a blog for Talk Poverty.org, Kevin Prindiville writes: “So now you know: senior poverty is a real and growing problem in America. If you want to live in a society in which people can age in dignity and no … Continue reading

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Social Security Changes Benefits Letter Policy

NSCLC played a leading role advocating, together with other organizations and members of Congress, against the elimination of printing Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit verification letters at local offices. NSCLC staff met with SSA to point to the serious problems … Continue reading

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Income Network Alert – Social Security Lifts Seniors Out of Poverty

(08/15/2014)  Without Social Security, celebrating its 79th birthday this week, more than half of all seniors would be poor today. Social Security and other government programs combine to keep many seniors out of extreme poverty.  However, a significant number of …

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Policymakers Can Blunt the Sharp Impacts of Elder Poverty in America

By Kevin Prindiville (column from May/June 2014 Aging Today). There are a number of ways the National Senior Citizens Law Center believes policymakers can act to address elderly poverty and blunt its negative impact… Proposals to weaken the programs have … Continue reading

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Income Network Alert: NSCLC Joins Oregon Advocates to Stop Suspension of Social Security Payments

(4/15/2014)  Thanks to a recent federal court order and the efforts of Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon Law Center (OLC) and the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), access to vital Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have …

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Burlingame v Colvin Update

In a March 28, 2014 press release, Disability Rights Oregon announces that Social Security Administration has confirmed that recipients will not lose benefits April 1 because of Safety Net issue.

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Senior Poverty: Action Needed to Address a Growing Problem

Written statement from NSCLC to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on March 5, 2014 in which NSCLC recommends strengthening the safety net, improving SSI, increasing the availability of health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs … Continue reading

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ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests

January 2014 — An  issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that …

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Seniors Remain on Frontlines in War on Poverty

By Kevin Prindiville The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty brings a welcome and much needed debate about how best to eradicate poverty in the world’s wealthiest country.  Unfortunately, few commentators are focusing on how poverty impacts the lives … Continue reading

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SSI Turns 41; It’s Time to Restore the Program to Its Original Intent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC –On October 30, 1972, President Richard M Nixon signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that created the Supplemental Security Income program.  Over eight million Americans, all of them …

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