July 22, 2014: Over the last few years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has seen its budget drastically cut by Congress, resulting in 11,000 fewer staff to provide customer service to the roughly 25 million Americans who visited Field Offices in 2013.
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June 18, 2014: Closing Has Already Occurred in Chicago
Chicago – On Wednesday, June 18, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing to examine the impact of recent Social Security field office closures and service cuts. In conjunction with ...Read more >
June 17, 2014: Since 2010, some members of Congress have been so intent on cutting your earned benefits that they’ve forced the country through a series of self-imposed crises. But benefit cuts aren’t the only way to dismantle our Social Security system. There ...Read more >
June 11, 2014: Yesterday, Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced exciting new legislation to expand Social Security. The Retirement and Income Security Enhancement Act of 2014 (or RAISE Act) would increase benefits for many widows, widowers a...Read more >
May 14, 2014: The fate of Illinois’ state budget will be determined before the end of the month. There will be massive cuts to services, including home care services for seniors, if the 5% income tax is not made permanent.
Send a letter to your state legislat...Read more >
May 13, 2014: Yesterday, Florida Senator and potential presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for the end of Social Security and Medicare.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington DC, he reiterated what he has said in the past:
The only way to s...Read more >
April 15, 2014: …we had enacted a Fair Tax.
By now, almost all of us have filed our taxes. When many of us looked at our state returns, we were not happy with what we saw.
We’re working with A Better Illinois coalition to make sure next year is much differ...Read more >
April 07, 2014: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican budget on April Fools’ Day that once again proposes privatizing Medicare and turning it into a voucher system, while lowering tax rates on the wealthy and corporations.
Tell your re...Read more >
February 20, 2014: The following statement was issued today by Barbara Franklin, President of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans:
“We are thrilled with reports that President Obama heard Alliance members from across the country and removed the chained CPI...Read more >
January 22, 2014: As I hope you know, you have been part of a successful effort to prevent major cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Your help is much appreciated.
In November, a number of grass-roots organizations came together and presented Congress...Read more >