Category Archives: Social Security news

The Seniors Center Blog: here’s how seniors can protect their identities and their Social Security after the Equifax breach

We don’t want to make you panic, but it is extremely important that seniors–and especially Social Security beneficiaries and Medicare recipients–keep a watchful eye over all matters financial over the next several months, and perhaps well into the future.

Older Americans have always been especially vulnerable to identity thieves, but even more so after the massive breach that released half the country’s Social Security numbers and related information.

We want to make sure all of our followers, supporters, and friends stay safe and are aware of their options for protection while the country sorts this mess out.

Head on over to The Seniors Center Blog to find out what you can do to protect yourself, your finances, and your Social Security.

 

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The Seniors Center Blog: White House official says government is considering dropping the Social Security number for personal identification

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and advisor Rob Joyce is among a growing number of government officials calling for a smarter modern way to identify American citizens and consumers–preferrably one that doesn’t jeopardize our financial security every time we use it. Though the Social Security number was never originally intended to be a universal identifier for… Continue Reading

CBS News: “Americans fear Social Security will go broke, poll shows”

Another day, and another poll showing Americans are increasingly worried about the future of their Social Security benefits–and their retirement security in general. An August poll conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute (NRI) asked 1,012 Americans aged 50 years and older–both future and current beneficiaries–about their retirement plans and experiences related to Social Security. Among the… Continue Reading

Washington Examiner: “Massie wants to eliminate taxes on Social Security income”

According to Representative Thomas Massey of Kentucky in today’s article at the Washington Examiner, it comes as a shock to many senior Social Security beneficiaries that their Social Security benefits are being taxed…twice: “Most people don’t even know this happens…When they passed it there weren’t many squeaky wheels.” Rep. Massie is the sponsor of the… Continue Reading

The Seniors Center: We’ve hit 250,000 signatures on our petition to Congress to protect our Social Security!

Thanks to all of your support, we’ve reached the 250,000 signature mark on our “Emergency Trust Fund Petition to Congress!” We couldn’t be more excited!  Check out what our president, Dan Perrin, had to say about meeting this critical milestone in today’s press release from The Seniors Center. Continue Reading