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No cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security in 2016?

(By – JASON J. FICHTNER, MERCATUS CENTER AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY) Lost in the news surrounding the release of the 2015 Social Security Trustees report is the likelihood that Social Security beneficiaries won’t see a cost-of-living adjustment increase, or COLA, in 2016.…

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

(By – Phil Gambino, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications, socialsecurity.gov) Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You…

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Social Security Is Under Fire But It Is Here to Stay

(By – Jamie Hopkins, Forbes Contributor) For the past few years, the Annual Social Security Trustee Report has effectively served as a yearly reminder to the American public of the grave funding issues threatening the solvency of the most important retirement…

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Christie slams 2016 opponents for being ‘vague’

(By – Jordain Carney, The Hill) “I heard a candidate complain the other day that, you know, ‘my positions’ — meaning that candidate’s positions — ‘on comments I made about entitlement reform are being misconstrued by the press.’ Well, it’s…

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Save the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund

(By – J Patrick Gromek, www.AMAC.us) While many in the media are consumed with presidential politics, national scandals and foreign crises, the tide has been slowly rising on a serious concern closer to home — at least for older and disabled Americans.  A…

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“Does Common Law Marriage Allow Divorced Spousal Benefits?”

Full Question: I was married to my ex-husband for three years but lived with him for 10 years before that. We lived in Alaska and were divorced in 1987. He has been on a disability for about 15 years. Can I…

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