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Another miniscule hike in Social Security

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year. Preliminary figures suggest that the annual increase will...

Backlog on disability benefits

More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait...

Social Security increase? It ain’t much

Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that...

No talk on Social Security, Medicare by candidates

The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential...

She got America’s first Social Security check

Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow,...

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over...

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced...

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come...

Social Security resuming benefit mailings

Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make...

Temporary reprieve for old Social Security debts

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which...