A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.
Starting next year, Social Security benefits will rise 1.7 percent — or about $20 a month based on an average monthly Social Security payment of $1,192. That increase, or cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), has been pegged to the consumer price index (CPI) since 1975. It’s one of several ways to measure inflation. So, how do we measure the CPI?
With the uncertainty of the stock market, it’s nice to have Social Security there for retirement. But Social Security’s very own board of trustees said that unless changes are made, it could be depleted by the year 2033.
A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military’s enemy intelligence.
A Minnesota National Guard member and self-described commander of a militia group is accused of stealing classified information from his former military unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says a federal investigation is needed to look into business practices at one of the nation’s largest private Medicare insurers. On Friday, Swanson sent a massive file of complaints against Humana to the federal agency charged with overseeing that part of Medicare. She’s asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to look into more than 27 complaints on file.
China recently passed an Elderly Rights Law, requiring adult children to stay connected with their parents.
Wednesday marked day two of the federal government shutdown, and there’s growing anger about it. Congress and the President still haven’t come to an agreement, and there are no signs the end will be anytime soon. Meanwhile in Minnesota, top leaders are scrambling to adjust to possible impacts at home.
The shutdown is having a real impact here in Minnesota, especially if you’ve tried to get a Social Security card.
The former president’s surgery took place at a private hospital in Dallas, which had some people wondering: What benefits do former presidents receive? How about members of Congress after they leave office?
A 32-year-old woman, who’s incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Waseca, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $23,000 in social security benefits.
More than 50 million Americans get a social security check every month. But some Democrats and liberal groups are upset about a proposed change in the way the cost of living adjustment is calculated. Making a switch could save more than $100 billion in 10 years.
A boy abducted from northeastern Indiana by his paternal grandparents 19 years ago has been found and is living married in Minnesota.
Lots of people might be surprised when they open their first paycheck of the year. The end of the 2-year break on social security payroll taxes means we’re all going to have to pay a little more to Uncle Sam.