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Social Security Keeping Older Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty

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Just over 50 percent of Rhode Islanders age 65 and older rely on Social Security for at least half of their family income—and nearly 24 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their family income. Some 148,000 Rhode Islanders collect benefits.”

“Seniors trying to meet the rising costs of utilities, prescription drugs and groceries would be desperate without Social Security benefits,” said Kathleen Connell, AARP state director. “As buying power decreases, protecting Social Security becomes more important than ever.”

For details, go to aarp.org/sspovertyreport.

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