Author: Stephanie Connolly

Policies that would Cut Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

As Congress and the new Administration begin setting their legislative agenda for the 115th Congress, legislators should be especially watchful for proposals that would cut or weaken our Social Security system. The American people did not vote for cuts to … Continue reading

Representative Sam Johnson’s Social Security Plan: The Younger You Are, the Bigger the Cut

Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX03), powerful chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee,  recently-introduced Social Security Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 6489), which proposes deep cuts to Social Security while radically altering the nature of … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security’s COLA

In October 2016, Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 will be calculated, and Social Security beneficiaries will learn by what percentage their monthly benefits will be adjusted in the coming year to offset the effects of inflation. Social … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Americans Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Alabama Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Alaska Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Arizona Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Arkansas Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading