September 29, 2022

Seniors Cheer Additional Funding for SSA in Continuing Resolution

Statement by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Senate passage of the Continuing Resolution that provides annualized funding for the Social Security Administration (SSA) that is $400 million beyond the FY22 level:

“The U.S. Senate came through today for seniors and everyone who relies on Social Security to make ends meet. The $400 million for SSA contained in the Continuing Resolution beyond the FY22 level will go a long way toward addressing wait lists, response time, and other necessary improvements at SSA facilities. It also ensures staff won’t be cut.

“This much-needed funding will help make certain seniors can get the services they rely on in a timely manner. We urge the House to follow suit and also pass this level of funding so that President Biden can sign this essential allocation into law.

“SSA should be funded at an even higher level going forward, as President Biden has requested, so that the hardworking SSA personnel have the resources they need to deliver for the American people.”

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Contact: David Blank, dblank@retiredamericans.org

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