April 19, 2021: President Biden unveiled his first budget request last Friday, and it calls for $14.2 billion in funding for the Social Security Administration (SSA), an increase of 11% over the current budget.
The budget includes $895 million in additional fundi...Read more >
February 10, 2021: During a budget resolution debate, the Senate voted to support an amendment that could pave the way for Social Security and Medicare “Rescue Committees.” These committees would have the authority to recommend changes to the Social Security, Medic...Read more >
February 04, 2021: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) claw back the Social Security benefits of workers or their spouse or widow(er) if they worked for a period of time in jobs not covered by Social Security.
To address ...Read more >
January 19, 2021: Nearly 180 million workers contribute to Social Security and Medicare through payroll taxes. Details like benefit amounts and premiums change each year.
Our fact sheet has the latest figures for 2021.
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October 13, 2020:
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be a 1.3% cost-of-living (COLA) benefit increase for millions of Social Security...Read more >
August 14, 2020: Retirees are commemorating the 85th anniversary of Social Security on Friday with a virtual event featuring Jill Biden, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, actor Louis Gossett Jr., Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr. and three Alliance members with personal storie...Read more >
April 22, 2020: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:
“Social Security remains strong and solv...Read more >
February 19, 2020: The Alliance for Retired Americans released its 2019 Congressional Voting Record, which scores each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement security issues, today.
“Almost every elected official in Washington says they care about ...Read more >