Social Security

Cash - File / Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Expect To See More Money In Your Paycheck

Under the compromise proposal cutting back Social Security payroll taxes, workers would pay a 4.2 percent tax rate instead of 6.2 percent – a $120 billion tax cut for workers, starting on Jan. 1.

12/08/2010

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces Bipartisan Pact On Tax Cuts

The President announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.

12/06/2010

A Social Security Card - Graphic: AP

It’s Official: No Social Security Increase Next Year

To make up for the lack of a cost of living adjustment, members of Congress are pushing for a one-time payment of $250 for seniors.

10/15/2010

A Social Security Card - Graphic: AP

Local Seniors Prepare For No Social Security Bump

The federal government has all but ruled out a cost of living adjustment for the coming year. It’s the second year in a row benefits have remained frozen at their current level.

10/11/2010

Nancy Pelosi, Social Security (file)

Social Security Feeling The Strain This Year

It’s one of the most striking fallouts from our nation’s bad economy: Social Security is facing a rare shortfall this year as a wave of people is opting to collect payments before their full retirement age.

08/17/2010

Carol Combes

L.I. Woman Convinces Government She’s Alive

A Long Island historical society volunteer has succeeded in convincing Social Security officials she’s not ready for a place in the history books.

WCBS 880–08/06/2010

Carol Combes

L.I. Woman Convinces Government She's Alive

A Long Island historical society volunteer has succeeded in convincing Social Security officials she’s not ready for a place in the history books.

WCBS 880–08/06/2010

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