Recently I have faced enrollment for the “Medicare Benefit” which is mandated at age 65. People talk about this experience with a bit of cynical humor, as “Social Security” has been imposed upon the American population since 1937.
Whatever the objections, when your age reaches 65 years Readmore..
Obligatory photo of shop kittie inspecting transformers while I try to get work done.
An informational alert prepared by Fifth Freedom
Information courtesy of the Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration has announced a 2.8% increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2019. This increase will benefit more than 67 million Americans. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the largest in seven years.
The amount of the COLA is determined by inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The CPI-W is essentially a list of changes in the price of goods and services purchased by clerical workers, sales workers, craft workers, operative, service workers, or laborers. The CPI-W does not count purchases made by retirees or people not in the labor force.