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Social Security (United States) News & Breaking Stories

  • 12th Oct 2023

"2024 Social Security COLA Increase: Announced This Week, Here's What We Know"

Social Security recipients may receive a significantly lower cost-of-living adjustment for 2024, with estimates around 3.2%. This increase may not be enough to sustain the cost of living for most beneficiaries. Medicare Part B premiums are also expected to increase. The official adjustment will be announced on Thursday.

A Federal Government Shutdown: What To Know
  • 21st Sep 2023

A Federal Government Shutdown: What To Know

The possibility of a government shutdown is looming large, after Republican leadership scrapped a procedural vote on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through October. Intraparty feuding between moderates and the hard-right lies at the heart of the GOP's inability to reach a compromise and highlights the challenge before House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Lori Vallow Daybell Convicted of Murder in Idaho, Still Facing Charges in Arizona
  • 2nd Aug 2023

Lori Vallow Daybell Convicted of Murder in Idaho, Still Facing Charges in Arizona

Idaho mother Lori Vallow Daybell, convicted of killing her two children and her husband's former wife, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Her husband, Chad Daybell, also faces murder charges. The couple held "cult-like" religious beliefs and allegedly plotted the killings for financial gain. Vallow Daybell also faces conspiracy charges in Arizona.

What news can we find under Social Security (United States) News Section?

If you're curious about what's happening with Social Security in the United States, then you've come to the right place! From changes affecting benefit amounts, retirement age and eligibility requirements - there is always something new under the sun. So, let's dive into it like a detective at a crime scene.

Did you know that one of the most common news content we find revolves around financial adjustments? Guess why! Each year, benefits are adjusted for inflation through an element known as COLA (not your favorite fizzy drink but Cost-of-Living Adjustment). Significant or insignificant rise in benefits can spark quite a debate among our fellow citizens!

Furthermore, should someone tell us retirement age isn't all that important? Yet another hot topic when it comes to Social Security affairs is changes in 'full' retirement age. With improved healthcare and living standards leading people to live longer lives than before – doesn’t it make sense if Uncle Sam decides we need to work just a tad bit more? Also adding fuel to this fire are discussions on how these alterations impact those planning their golden years.

Beyond these issues lies yet another predicament! How secure is social security itself given America’s ageing population and shrinking workforce per retiree ratio? Quite shuddery isn't it?

Aren’t Medicare taxes puzzling too sometimes when they get intertwined with Social Security Policies modifications?

To sum up folks: Financial adjustments owing to inflation, modification of rules regarding full-retirement age or optimising tax liabilities may end up being your breakfast-table discourses once drilled into this rigmarole called "Social Security". Now aren’t you glad that amidst "Games of Throne" re-runs and lip-sync challenges we keep ourselves updated on such integral aspects essential for our lives’ offstage acts?

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