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Report: No COLA Increase for Social Security in 2016

Report: No COLA Increase for Social Security in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population.  They can blame low gas prices. By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based […]

Remembering Seniors as Social Security Turns 80

Remembering Seniors as Social Security Turns 80

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but Congress must act quickly, and even limited changes are politically difficult. The […]

Calif. Program Pays $11 Per Hour for Care of Poor Seniors

Calif. Program Pays $11 Per Hour for Care of Poor Seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine McCormack quit her job as a restaurant manager two years ago to care for her 88-year-old mother-in-law. While it doesn’t make up for all of her lost income, she’s getting some financial help through an innovative program that allows many of California’s low-income senior citizens and disabled residents to remain in […]