White House Conference On Aging: Regional Forums to Provide Input and Ideas for 2015 White House Conference on Aging

by Cecilia Muñoz  Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of regional forums to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging on the key issues affecting older Americans. These forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the upcoming 2015 White House Conference … Continue reading

Huffington Post: GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason

Richard Zombeck The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, opening the flood gates to legislation that will potentially damage the economy, hurt the middle class and the poor, and leave the retired Americans in the worst financial shape they’ve been in for years. After six years as a sleeper cell, the GOP is gunning … Continue reading

LA Times: On Day One, the new Congress launches an attack on Social Security

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Michael Hiltzik Well, that didn’t take long. As one of its first orders of business upon convening Tuesday, the Republican House of Representatives approved a rule that will seriously undermine efforts to keep all of Social Security solvent. The rule hampers an otherwise routine reallocation of Social Security payroll tax income from the old-age program … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Happy Birthday, SSI, Time for an Update

Kevin Prindiville  Last week an extremely important federal program that you have likely never heard of turned 43 years old. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides modest, yet life-saving, cash assistance to 8 million seniors and people with disabilities with extremely limited income and resources. As important as the program is, as it grows … Continue reading

Social Security Administration: Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

Press Release Wednesday, October 22, 2014 For Immediate Release LaVenia J. LaVelle, Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment … Continue reading

2015 White House Conference on Aging

The website for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging was launched this week. The site provides information on the issues that will be covered during this year’s conference and ways for community organizations and aging stakeholders to get involved with the event.   Click here for 2015 White House Conference on Aging Website: http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/ Click … Continue reading

KPCC: LA among worst cities for people with disabilities, report says

Los Angeles is among the worst cities in the U.S. for people with disabilities, according to a new report from the personal finance social network WalletHub. Launched in February 2012, WalletHub aims to help consumers and small business owners to make better financial decisions by providing them with information and tools, including one to search and … Continue reading

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The White House: On the Horizon: The 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Cecilia Muñoz Today at the White House, I was delighted to host a roundtable discussion with leaders from across the aging community who came together to discuss the White House Conference on Aging, which will take place in 2015 – the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of … Continue reading

NSCLC: Sen. Brown Highlights SSI Restoration Act During Hearing on Future of Social Security

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  In opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy on May 21, 2014, Chair Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) advocated “modernizing the Supplemental Security Income program.   “If there is one area on Social Security where every Senator on this Committee should … Continue reading

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