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Auditor: 46 NJ Lottery Winners Used Fraudulent Social Security Numbers To Collect Winnings

Forty-six New Jersey lottery winners from July 2013 to July 2014 used Social Security numbers of dead people to collect their winnings, the state auditor said.

02/19/2015

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How To Max Out Your Social Security

How does getting more money sound? Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solomon have three tips for getting the most out of your social security.

02/18/2015

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Seniors Seeing Student Loan Payments Taken Out Of Social Security Checks

Millions of Americans are having difficulty paying off their student loans, and some senior citizens are finding out what happens if they default on those loans.

12/04/2014

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Rep. Maloney: Stop Social Security Benefits For Nazi Collaborators

The bill is expected to be introduced in Congress next month after midterm elections.

10/26/2014

Kosara Mladenovic was mistakenly declared dead by the Social Security Administration. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Social Security Keystroke Mistake Declares Elderly Woman Dead

Declared dead by social security? Believe it or not, that’s what happens to thousands of living people each year.

10/03/2014

Alleged Social Security scammers John Minerva, Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito, Raymond Lavallee. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Retired Cop Pleads Guilty To Involvement In Disability Scam

A 70-year-old retired police officer, Joseph Esposito, has plead guilty to stealing more than a million dollars in social security benefits.

08/27/2014

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Rep. Steve Israel: Remove Social Security Numbers From Medicare Cards To Curb ID Theft

“On the one hand the federal government says ‘protect your Social Security number.’ On the other hand, it advertises your Social Security number on 50 million Medicare cards in the United States,” Israel said.

06/04/2014

Accused Social Security scammers Richard Cosentino, Glen Lieberman (credit: handouts/image pixelated by CBS New York)

Dozens Of Former NYC Police Officers, Firefighters Charged In Massive Disability Scam

More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.

01/07/2014

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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Caring For The Elderly: Does China Have It Right?

China recently passed an Elderly Rights Law, requiring adult children to stay connected with their parents.

10/03/2013

Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (file / credit: Office of Jim Himes)

Himes Optimistic About Immigration Bill’s Chances

The bill came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with such momentum that Himes believes it could stand of fair chance of passage in the House.

05/30/2013

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Michael, Sophia Top List Of New York’s Most Popular Baby Names

Michael was followed by Jacob, Jayden, Ethan, and Mason, while the top 5 for girls was rounded out by Isabella, Emma, Olivia and Ava.

05/16/2013

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GOP Slams Obama For Refusing To Cut From Social Security, Medicare To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

As the so-called “fiscal cliff” gets closer, there is still no agreement on taxes and budget cuts in Washington. No deal means everybody’s taxes will go up in a little less than three weeks.

12/11/2012

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Fact Check Friday: Entitlements

WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot asked factcheck.org researcher Eugene Kiley if it’s really possible, as Democrats prefer, to balance the books without cutting the big three entitlements – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

11/30/2012

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Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate – Again

The debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.

10/17/2012

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