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AARP Statements on 2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa AARP Statement on 2014 Medicare Trustees Report Urges Responsible Solutions WASHINGTON, DC – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to the Medicare Trustees report released today: “The Medicare Trustees report today reminds us of the financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. With 64 million Americans expected to be enrolled in Medicare by 2020, we must do more to reduce wasteful spending throughout our health care system. “For …

Big Island – Federal and State Issues Forums

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii AARP invites you to two FREE Hawaii Island forums taking place on Monday, July 28 in Hilo and Tuesday, July 29 in Kona. Get the latest information about some of the biggest issues facing Hawaii’s older adults and their families. Both events will feature information on the future of Social Security and caregiving and long-term care in Hawaii. The Kona event will also feature a debate between the leading Democratic candidates for governor, Neil Abercrombie and David Ige. Register online …

Your Social Security and Your Retirement: Making a Plan that’s Right for You

Posted on 07/21/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP | Alaska | Events | Money & Work What’s the best time to claim your Social Security benefits? Many have questions related to their benefits and AARP has lots of information to help. For starters, let the Social Security Calculator help you figure out how much retirement income you’ll receive at different claiming ages so you can determine when you should claim Social Security. Can you afford to “retire early” and claim benefits at age 62, should you wait until your full retirement age, or can you wait …

Planning Your Retirement with Joy!

Posted on 07/20/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Local Resources | Money & Work | Washington DC “We want people to understand that if they want to have a happy retirement they need to be happy before they stop working,” said Kelvin Boston in opening the recent AARP DC financial security seminar “Joyful Retirement: Planning for your Future” that was offered  at AARP headquarters. Boston, was the seminar moderator and host for the public television program “Moneywise.” Boston further stated, “A lot of us think that we have to acquire things and reach certain goals and after …

Social Security benefit verification letters still available at field offices

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Money & Work Social Security benefit verification letters will still be available at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices. The SSA reversed course thanks to advocacy from AARP and others. Benefit verification letters serve as proof of income for many purposes, including applying for a loan or mortgage. The letters can serve as proof of retirement or disability status, or Medicare health insurance coverage. They are also needed to apply for many benefits at the state and local level. Late last year, the …

Stand Down at the Beach

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | AARP South Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Press | South Carolina AARP South Carolina, Palmetto Goodwill, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson and the Veteran’s Welcome Home and Resource Center announce Stand Down at the Beach set for Friday, September 19, 2014.  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 other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.  Stand Down is a collaborative event, coordinated between local …