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By Hannah Grabenstein
It's welcome news for American retirees and others, but also tempered by the fact that it’s fueled by high inflation that’s raised the cost of everyday living.
By Fatima Hussein, Associated Press
Coupled with a decline in the Medicare Part B premium, the Social Security boost will put more money in the hands of the 70 million Americans who receive benefits, including the growing number of grandparents caring for their grandchildren.
Monday's order will attempt to streamline a broad range of services: renewing passports, applying for Social Security benefits, getting aid after natural disasters and much more.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
The Supreme Court appears reluctant to rule for a resident of Puerto Rico who claims it's unconstitutional to be excluded from a welfare program that's available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, a federal forecast says global inflation and supply shortages will boost energy costs as much as 54 percent over last year. The surge in inflation means social security recipients will get their biggest cost-of-living adjustment…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press, Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The White House says President Joe Biden has fired the Social Security commissioner after the official refused to resign. Biden has also accepted the resignation of the agency's deputy commissioner.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Senators clashed over an elections bill to expand ballot access and head off attempts to limit voting access at the state level, with Republicans saying it's partisan overreach. U.S. health officials pointed to progress in…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Virginia online voter registration was disrupted on its final day of availability. State officials blamed an accidental cut in a fiber optic cable for the outage, which could prevent thousands from registering to vote. Also,…
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