social security

Tax Relief for Nebraskans with Social Security Benefits

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Nebraska Fewer Nebraskans will pay state tax on Social Security income under a new law. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for 2015 is less than $58,000 per couple or $43,000 per individual will be exempt from state taxes on benefits. The law also indexes tax brackets for inflation, so taxpayers won’t end up in a higher bracket in the future simply because they receive cost-of-living increases. AARP Nebraska had long advocated these changes. Previously, Nebraska was one of six states that …

Social Security, Work & Retirement Webinars

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work | Wisconsin Does summer have you dreaming of retirement? Maybe you’re interested in starting your own business? Whatever your situation, we’ve got a webinar for that! It’s free and easy to participate, so there’s no excuse not to join us. Even if you can’t make awebinar on the scheduled day, register anyway. We’ll send you a link so you can listen later at your convenience.  Here’s what coming up: 10 Steps to Get to the Retirement You Want Thursday, July 24, 2014, …

Celebrating Social Security in Maine…and We Need YOU!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine As We Celebrate Social Security’s Birthday, Why Not Share Your Own Story? Plus: We need your help to protect Social Security benefits – please sign our online petition!   On August 14th, Americans everywhere can celebrate 79 years of Social Security. When the Social Security Act was signed into law in 1935, almost half of all older Americans lived in poverty.  At first, Social Security was just a retirement program. Today, it offers survivors’ benefits, benefits to a retiree’s spouse, …

Speakers Announced! Joyful Retirement: Planning for Your Future

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Uncategorized | Washington DC Think you are too young to plan for financial security? Think again! Join AARP DC on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to get started. Planning for the future can be a distant thought. Bring a friend and join AARP DC for a free interactive and holistic seminar on financial security. Discover the benefits of financial planning and budgeting and hear how you can benefit from Social Security, 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Plans, and safe investment options from experts in the field. …

Voter Education Kicks Off with U.S. Senate Debate on July 15

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout among all states in 2012 – with less than half (44.5 percent) of eligible voters casting ballots. Yet, older voters turn out to the polls at a much higher rate than any other age group, suggesting that Hawaii voters age 50-plus will play an important role in determining this year’s election results. Beginning in July, AARP Hawaii will sponsor a televised debate and numerous in-person voter education events designed to help residents make informed …

Keeping Residents Out of Poverty

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Delaware | Money & Work Social Security keeps more than a third of Delawareans age 65 and older out of poverty. According to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, 47,000 state residents in that age group would be living below the poverty line without their earned benefits. About 20 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their household income. “Every day, Delawareans make difficult choices between paying utility bills, filling prescriptions and buying food,” said Jeanne Nutter, AARP state president. “Social …