Social Security

Woman Charged With Stealing Social Security BenefitsA Baltimore woman has been indicted on charges of stealing nearly $200,000 in Social Security benefits after a friend died.
Federal Employee Union: Hackers Stole Data, Social Security from Every EmployeeHackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a federal employee union says, charging that the cyberattack on federal employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.
Watchdog Says Former Nazis Got Over $20 Million In Social SecurityIn a forthcoming report triggered by an Associated Press investigation, the top watchdog at the Social Security Administration found the agency paid $20.2 million in benefits to more than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards, and others who may have participated in the Third Reich's atrocities during World War II.
How To Max Out Your Social SecurityHow does getting more money sound? Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solomon have three tips for getting the most out of your social security.
Senate Cancels Vote on Obama Social Security PickPresident Barack Obama's pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination.
Immigrants Social Security Eligible In Obama PlanMany immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
Lawmakers Seek to End Benefits to Former NazisLegislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.
Congresswoman Demands Investigation Into Report Of Social Security Benefits For Suspected Nazi War CriminalsRep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., wants to know why dozens of Nazi suspects collected benefits after being forced out of the United States.
Senior Americans Burdened With Student DebtRosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.
CBO: US Set For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.
Social Security In 1935: How Today's Health Law Should EvolveImagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
AP Poll: Majority Of Older Americans Want No Reductions To Social SecurityRaise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.