social-security

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Funding for Social Security is at a crisis level. It’s hurting the disabled | Opinion

BY: - November 21, 2022

The failure to serve disabled people with intersectional and marginalized identities represents a crisis in equitable access to disability benefits.

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Meaningful access to the Social Security Administration requires language services | Opinion

BY: - November 20, 2022

A lack of interpreters cuts too many people off from the crucial services they need.

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The feds make it too hard for former inmates to access Social Security benefits | Opinion

BY: - November 18, 2022

The government punishes formerly incarcerated people twice by making them jump through too many hoops.

Social Security aid to disabled Pa. residents crashed during the pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 17, 2022

Pennsylvania saw the steepest drop of all 50 states, particularly hitting Black and brown residents, new research shows.

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We’re the grandsons of Social Security’s founders. Here’s why it’s worth saving | Opinion

BY: - October 29, 2022

Social Security is a critical lifeline for millions of Pennsylvanians. It should be strengthened and protected for the future.

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Social Security benefits have lost their purchasing power as inflation has soared in 2022. Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision via Getty Images

What’s behind that Social Security cost-of-living boost? 6 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - October 24, 2022

The 2023 increase in benefits primarily offsets what was lost over the previous year.

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A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

That giant Social Security cost-of-living bump underlines the need to fix it | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 23, 2022

If the opponents of Social Security insist on labeling it an entitlement, let’s take a small step in that direction.

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Older voters delivered for Dems in 2020. Will they repeat in Pa. in 2022? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 15, 2022

A new DNC ad campaign in Pa. targets GOP on Social Security, Medicare.

Nearly 70M Americans receive benefits from Social Security Admin programs | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 23, 2022

In 2020, 69.8 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration, according to the federal agency. 

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New Dem ad in Pa. hits GOP plan to sunset Medicare, Social Security | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 12, 2022

Abortion rights are on the ballot on May 17. But Dems aren't letting voters forget about these key pocketbook issues.

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We have to reverse COVID’s blow to American life expectancy. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 22, 2021

Guaranteeing the future of Social Security and Medicare are two good places to start

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Trump’s payroll tax holiday will undermine Social Security and Medicare. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis

BY: - July 23, 2020

The White House's plan fits very well into the GOP narrative of reducing the financial stability of Social Security and Medicare.