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Social Security’s Customer Service Budget Finally Got An Increase – But It’s Only a Starting Point


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Social Security’s Customer Service Budget Finally Got An Increase – But It’s Only a Starting Point

Nancy Altman

Social Security doesn’t add a penny to the deficit. Neither does the cost of administering the program – the field offices, telephone lines, employee salaries, and other expenses. All of it comes from Social Security’s dedicated revenue and accumulated surplus, which is $2.9 trillion and growing. Congress does have the authority, though, to limit how much the Social Security Administration (SSA) can spend in any given year.


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Great article and well said. Thank you


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People on social security need at least a 10% increase to get to an income where they can survive.


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Please remember this in November, and vote in your best interest.


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Here’s another fact about SS Disability benefits that the public needs to know. I had a partner who applied for benefits for a severe back injury from a vehicle accident. She applied, with all of the proper paperwork, and was denied. Then hired a lawyer, and was told by the lawyer that every claim is turned down at least twice. She finely won her benefits, but it took a lawyer and 3 years. She was lucky because she had retirement benefits and me to live off of until she won, most don’t have that. I realize there are scammers out there, but this is disgraceful.


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Great work. We must indeed defend and expand Social Security, tying payments to the cost of living. Support for this should be a requirement for candidates.