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Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a divisive pension reform plan that the government said was vital to safeguard benefits, according to initial estimates. Figures released by the GfS Bern polling institute shortly after polling closed, showed that 53 percent of voters said no to changes to the current system which would have raised women's retirement age by a year to 65 as well as hiking VAT to help fund benefits. Only 47 percent of voters cast ballots in favour of the reform, which was approved by parliament in April. Ahead of the vote, opinion polls suggested the... [Read More]
Readers rave about Harborview, Social Security office, help after accident, sailors visiting Seattle Children's, Pioneer Square flowers, downtown YMCA; rant about hit-and-run, junk at collection boxes, cars in bus-only lane, hurtful comments about sick cat. [Read More]
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30574233.pdf: THE BABY BOOMER'S SOCIAL SECURITY GUIDE Get helpful information on: • If Social Security will be there ... [Read More]
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She wanted financial aid for college, and she wanted to drive. But getting her license, and earning the college scholarships her teachers told her she had the grades to get, meant having a Social Security number, and or her, having a Social Security... [Read More]
Rising crude prices and refinery shutdowns should lead to a more robust cost-of-living adjustment for seniors in 2018. [Read More]
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I'm still waiting on Equifax to give me what it promised.Like millions of others, I was informed by the credit bureau that my personal financial information may have been compromised by the company's recent epic data breach.The Equifax debacle posed a quadruple threat, exposing people's addresses, birth dates, social security and driver's license numbers. Data for 143 million consumers is now out there, quite probably being used to commit identity theft. To reassure consumers that it was handling this mess, Equifax set up a dedicated website to answer questions and offer free credit monitoring through... [Read More]
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Campaign will help promote not only Mudra loans but also spread awareness about digital payment method, financial inclusion and social security schemes... [Read More]
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For tens of millions of Americans, their monthly Social Security check is a financial lifeline that they couldn't do without. Of the nearly 61.5 million people receiving Social Security each... [Read More]
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Your Social Security payments are based on your earnings over your lifetime.        ... [Read More]
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A Pikeville, Kentucky, psychologist's involvement in disgraced former attorney Eric Conn's $550 million Social Security fraud scheme and rejection to take a plea deal will cost him 25 years behind... [Read More]
If you are not on Medicare, you may not realize that Medicare cards display Social Security numbers. If you are a Medicare beneficiary who follows the instructions on the back of your card, you "carry it with you when you're away from home." That creates the perfect scenario for identity theft — a lost wallet or even a bad actor at a medical office can open the door to nefarious activity. For example, a fraudster could change where your Social Security check is deposited, apply for credit in your name and establish a "my Social Security" account. [Read More]
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Switzerland votes Sunday on a divisive pension reform plan the government says is vital to safeguard benefits but which critics deride as too modest to rescue a retirement system in financial peril. The key measures, approved by parliament in April, include raising the women's retirement age by a year to 65, putting it in line with men, as well as a consumption tax (VAT) increase to help fund benefits. Proponents say those steps would help avert deficits in a social security scheme facing pressure from an ageing population, with baby boomers entering retirement. Rising life expectancy, now at 83... [Read More]
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I am writing in response to David Spackman's letter to the editor on Sept. 16. He calls Social Security and Medicare entitlements. [Read More]
Just tried to access Social Security: when you try to logon, the site returns "Service not available." Another service brought to us by Steven Mnuchin and the rest of the trump team. [Read More]
An employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement to the government in order to qualify for low-income housing subsidies. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Friday, said 31-year-old Perneita Price, of New Orleans, was charged in a bill of... [Read More]
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A psychologist convicted of helping an eastern Kentucky disability lawyer defraud the government of millions of dollars has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Alfred Bradley Adkins was sentenced Friday for his role in the scheme orchestrated by attorney Eric Conn. Earlier this year, Conn pleaded guilty to stealing from the government and bribing a judge in order to secure Social Security disability benefits for his clients. Prosecutors say Adkins signed forms that contained false information about Conn's clients. Conn paid him $350 for each assessment. Conn was on house arrest awaiting his... [Read More]
Though 13 states tax Social Security benefits, seven have pretty generous exemption levels.        ... [Read More]
Social Security's disability program is the largest in the world, providing coverage for millions of American workers who, along with their employers, fund it through payroll taxes. About 10.5 million people receive disability benefits through the insuran... [Read More]
Pay inequality does long-term damage Re "Bill barring questions on previous pay gains steam" (Sept. 10): The most important reason we should enforce equal pay laws has to do with Social Security benefits. [Read More]
There has been a lot in the news lately about a huge security breach that happened at credit reporting agency Equifax.  In fact, the odds are good your identity has been compromised since there were 143 million people affected.  So what should you do to give yourself the best chance of protection? What Happened? The breach started in mid-May of this year and lasted through July.  Of course, we consumers did not find out about it until this month, which to me is criminal, but I digress.  The hackers got names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and in certain cases, driver's license numbers.  Scarier is... [Read More]
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