social security

Senate Candidates Split on Seniors’ Issues

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Michelle Crouch Both of North Carolina’s candidates for the U.S. Senate say that it’s important to have a strong safety net in place to help older people, but they have different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to protect Social Security and Medicare. Incumbent Kay Hagan (D), a first-term senator, faces state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Nov. 4. Hagan, 61, was elected in 2008 after serving a decade as a state senator. She worked …

Volunteer at Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Volunteering September is right around the corner, which means Stand Down at the Beach is less than a month away! The event is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 held in the U.S. Army Reserve building at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stand Down is an event to provide services to homeless Veterans and Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and referrals to a variety of …

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Advocacy Contacts: Erik Kriss ekriss@aarp.org  David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org Assoc. commends Senator for seeking public input prior to any closure, live chat function on ssa.gov, reduced fees for low-income beneficiaries NEW YORK, New York – AARP New York today praised U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for introducing legislation that would stop the closure of local Social Security offices without public input and preserve other critical customer protections for Social Security beneficiaries. With tomorrow marking the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the association representing the …

At 79, Social Security Still An Engine For Texas Economy

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Money & Work By Julia Castellano-Hoyt SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Frank Kormos remembers the dusty cemeteries of rural North Texas where he helped lay to rest poverty-stricken seniors during the Great Depression. “Before Social Security, there were people starving and they hardly had any place to live,” said Kormos. “They didn’t have retirement. That just didn’t exist. And when these folks passed, we would just go and dig graves for them in humble country cemeteries.” Raised on small farms, Kormos, now 99 and …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy In celebration of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement:  “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers (including children), and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents.                          “In addition to AARP’s …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy For 79 years now, Social Security has provided a foundation of income older Americans and their families can count on. Social Security’s guaranteed benefits are a rock-solid commitment to families in Wisconsin – and across the country. Americans earn Social Security’s guaranteed retirement benefits by making contributions out of every paycheck throughout their working lives. And, Social Security’s earned benefits help workers and their families when disability or death makes a paycheck disappear. AARP fights every day to make sure …