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 Secu Read More >
January 25, 2021: Retirees have earned their Social Security benefits over a lifetime of hard work.
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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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December 07, 2020: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Trump Administration’s plan that may eliminate Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits fo Read More >
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 million 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 Read More >
August 13, 2020: On Friday, August 14 Jill Biden and Louis Gossett Jr. will join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, and Seniors for Biden for a virtual rally celebrating the 85th anniversary of the creation of Social Security.
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August 10, 2020: August 8 Remarks Are Latest in a Long Line
Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on President Trump’s Continuing Assault on Social Security and Medicare.
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August 06, 2020:
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s statement that he plans to sign an executive order to cut the payroll tax.
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July 30, 2020: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell included a dangerous piece of legislation that will fast track cuts to Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds in the proposed Republican coronavirus relief package.
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