Tag Archives: Social Security

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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ISSUE BRIEF: Why SSI Needs An Appeal Process That Works

September 2013 — An NSCLC issue brief, Why SSI Needs an Appeal Process That Works, provides an overview of how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are harmed when the Social Security Administration decides to stop or decrease their benefits, and … Continue reading

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Social Security Now Accepting Claims for Same Sex Benefits

In its first public announcement since the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a press release on July 12 stating that it is “taking claims now from … Continue reading

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Statement by NSCLC’s Paul Nathanson on the Chained CPI

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget proposal released today includes an unacceptable change to Social Security’s cost of living adjustments (COLAs). A switch to the chained CPI formula to determine Social Security COLA benefits is a stealth benefit cut. It  will mean …

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