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New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 784,000 Granite State workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act.
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Check Out Our Resources on Job Hunting for Those 50+   As you may be aware, Americans across the country, including several thousand here in Massachusetts, lost their federal emergency unemployment benefits last Saturday.
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AARP Virginia is fighting for you in Washington, but we could use your help.  If you have an interest in federal legislative issues -- such as protecting Medicare or Social Security -- consider signing up as an AARP Virginia Congressional District Volunteer. 
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As the government shutdown continues and as the countdown to the Thursday, Oct. 17 deadline on the debt-ceiling looms ominously, what can the average citizen do?
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Contact: David Irwin  dirwin@aarp.org  
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of $14,900 to 2.94 million Floridians, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVRP-wnsaOY[/youtube]Washington calls it a “minor technical change” in Social Security.  Here’s how minor Washington’s Chained CPI plan would actually be for Ken Reinhardt:  $12,000 over the next 20 years.
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Here’s what Washington calls a “minor technical change” in Social Security would mean to Cathy Kerns:  $7,000 over the next 15 years.
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In preventing a change to the CPI, measure protects retirees, veterans and others
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If the measure known as Chained CPI  is adopted, $623,470,000 in cuts to New Hampshire’s Social Security COLA and veterans’ benefits would occur. 
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