The Senior Citizens League

The Senior Citizens League Our mission is simple: to educate seniors about their rights and work to protect them. Our current focus is on government benefits that seniors have earned
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Our mission is simple: to the general public about their rights and work to protect them. Our current focus is on government benefits that citizens have earned, such as Social Security and Medicare.

Mission: To educate seniors about their rights and work to protect them.

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The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D starts tomorrow, Oct. 15, and runs through Dec. 7.  You could be n...
10/14/2020
Time to check your Medicare D drug plan -- is it best for you?

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D starts tomorrow, Oct. 15, and runs through Dec. 7. You could be needlessly spending hundreds of dollars too much for your coverage,” Mary Johnson, a Medicare policy analyst for the League advises.

People on Medicare D prescription drug plans have from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 to change plans if they find they are not getting the best deal for them.

..."the Senior Citizens League, a well-known advocacy group, is now projecting that Social Security beneficiaries will b...
10/09/2020
Seniors on Social Security May Get Less Than $20 More a Month in 2021

..."the Senior Citizens League, a well-known advocacy group, is now projecting that Social Security beneficiaries will be in line for a 1.3% raise next year."
https://www.kenoshanews.com/business/investment/personal-finance/seniors-on-social-security-may-get-less-than-20-more-a-month-in-2021/article_c4c5a4e9-76a2-5c35-ab54-5d0be578b059.html

At a time when so many seniors are desperate for money, a stingy raise is an unquestionably harsh blow.

"...a short-term fix at best, as noted by Mary Johnson of the Senior Citizens League." Read the full article herehttps:/...
10/08/2020
Yes, Social Security and Medicare are on the ballot this year

"...a short-term fix at best, as noted by Mary Johnson of the Senior Citizens League." Read the full article here
https://retirementrevised.substack.com/p/yes-social-security-and-medicare-3d2?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo1NDU2MzMsInBvc3RfaWQiOjY1MjI0NDYsIl8iOiJGMU9SRyIsImlhdCI6MTYwMjE3NDY1OCwiZXhwIjoxNjAyMTc4MjU4LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTkzOSIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.Ht4sVqyj9ubporE3dGQJX5cwGRLB5piDhK4ver8Uz3E

I’ve long wondered when Social Security and Medicare would become issues in a presidential race. For years, public opinion polling has shown broad support across party lines and all demographic groups for keeping these programs strong, and advocacy groups have tried their hardest to get candidates...

2021 Social Security COLA Estimate.  The estimate comes from the The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a Washington-based n...
10/07/2020
The COLA increase for next year doesn’t look good

2021 Social Security COLA Estimate. The estimate comes from the The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a Washington-based nonprofit group that tracks issues of concern to older Americans. “The 1.3% estimate is based on the same methodology used by the Social Security Administration itself,” says Mary Johnson, a Social Security and Medicare policy analyst for the TSCL.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-social-security-and-medicare-recipients-could-fall-further-behind-in-2021-2020-10-07

Why Social Security and Medicare recipients could fall further behind in 2021

09/26/2020
Social Security's 2021 cost-of-living increase may be among smallest ever

The nation's 65 million Social Security recipients may be in for disappointment in 2021, with some advocacy groups projecting the program's annual cost-of-living increase at only 1.3%. That would be among the stingiest hikes in government retirement benefits, which have lost nearly a third of their buying power since 2000, according to the non-partisan Senior Citizens League.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/social-security-cost-of-living-increase-2021-among-smallest-ever/

Projected 1.3% bump would come after Social Security benefits have lost almost one-third of their buying power.

"The Senior Citizens League is a nonpartisan advocacy group for older Americans and has a history of accurately forecast...
09/18/2020
Here's how much your Social Security check may increase in 2021

"The Senior Citizens League is a nonpartisan advocacy group for older Americans and has a history of accurately forecasting the annual change. The group estimates that the Social Security COLA for 2021 could be about 1.3%." Here’s how much your Social Security check may increase in 2021.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/17/social-security-benefits-how-much-money-the-2021-cola-will-give-you.html

The Social Security Administration won’t announce its next annual cost-of-living adjustment until next month, but there is a reliable way to predict the number ahead of time. Here's what the change will mean for your benefits.

“It makes people have to take more out of savings,” says Mary Johnson, a policy analyst for the Senior Citizen League wh...
09/15/2020
Social Security cost-of-living increase likely to raise benefits by modest 1.3% in 2021

“It makes people have to take more out of savings,” says Mary Johnson, a policy analyst for the Senior Citizen League who releases an estimate ahead of next month's official government figure. “Other people who don’t have savings will go into debt. Many may go into poverty.” Read the full article here.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/15/social-security-benefits-checks-could-rise-1-3-next-year/5798699002/

Social Security benefits could rise 1.3% in 2021, an estimate of October's official figure shows. That would be among the smallest cost-of-living bumps ever.

"policy analyst Mary Johnson of the advocacy group The Senior Citizens League ruled out an increase in the COLA, citing ...
09/10/2020
Social Security COLA for 2021 Could Be Above Zero After All | ThinkAdvisor

"policy analyst Mary Johnson of the advocacy group The Senior Citizens League ruled out an increase in the COLA, citing the plunge in oil prices." Read full article here.
https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2020/09/04/reassessing-the-social-security-2021-cola-prediction-could-we-see-a-reversal-415-379283/

If inflation holds steady for the next few months, predictions of no cost-of-living adjustment for 2021 could be wrong.

"Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst for the Senior Citizens League, estimates a 1.1% COLA going i...
09/03/2020
January’s CSRS, FERS, Social Security and COLA outlook is grim | Federal News Network

"Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst for the Senior Citizens League, estimates a 1.1% COLA going into effect in 2021. " Read the full article here...
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/09/januarys-csrs-fers-social-security-and-cola-outlook-is-grim/

Fortunate federal retirees, like people who get Social Security, usually get a catchup-with-inflation increase in their benefits the first of each year.

The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) quoted in article, The Decreasing Value of Social Security Benefits.  Read the full ar...
08/28/2020
The Decreasing Value Of Social Security Benefits

The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) quoted in article, The Decreasing Value of Social Security Benefits. Read the full article here.
https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/columns/the-decreasing-value-of-social-security-benefits/article_a2097a44-0314-5162-a325-1efa6cdc67a2.html

Being in the financial industry means I have plenty of opportunities to bestow my financial wisdom on my kids, even if it usually entails a common reaction from them—eye-rolls and

"Some of the results in the survey over costs echo previous findings from the The Senior Citizens League, an advocacy gr...
08/04/2020
Here's what Medicare beneficiaries worry about when it comes to costs

"Some of the results in the survey over costs echo previous findings from the The Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group for older individuals." Read the full article here...
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/04/heres-what-medicare-beneficiaries-worry-about-when-it-comes-to-costs.html

For Medicare's 62.5 million beneficiaries — the majority of whom are age 65 or older — the spread of Covid-19 means worrying about the cost, as well as their increased health risk.

“When drugs are not priced at a level people can afford, that is a life-threatening situation.” Mary Johnson, Social Sec...
07/31/2020
2020 Voting Guide for Seniors: Medicare, Drug Prices & Taxes

“When drugs are not priced at a level people can afford, that is a life-threatening situation.” Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst for The Senior Citizens League. Read the full article...
https://www.retireguide.com/guides/seniors-voting-guide-2020/

This nonpartisan guide breaks down the most important issues facing older Americans in the general election, including Medicare reform and Social Security.

The Senior Citizens League, which works to protect the earned benefits of older Americans, is petitioning the Democratic...
07/24/2020
The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Submits Petition to The Democratic National Committee for Platform Plank | The Senior Citizens League

The Senior Citizens League, which works to protect the earned benefits of older Americans, is petitioning the Democratic Party Platform committee ...
Read full article here..
https://seniorsleague.org/the-senior-citizens-league-tscl-petition-to-the-democratic-national-committee/

The Senior Citizens League, is petitioning the Democratic Party Platform committee to include two proposals that would further protect Social Security benefits.

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Alexandria, VA
22314

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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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Our mission is simple: Educate the general public about their rights, and work to protect them. Our current focus is on government benefits that citizens have earned, such as Social Security and Medicare.


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Please stand up for your fellow seniors! If you do not want to receive email from MoveOn who is letting us carry this petition on their app, just "unsubscribe" if they contact you. Thank you for your help!
Members of the Senior Citizens League can join us on FaceBook and on our website ssfairness.com to repeal the Social Security penalties that keep more than two million retirees from receiving their EARNED Social Security benefits. More than half a million women lose every cent of their Social Security benefits! Join Us! Social Security Fairness - Repeal the GPO/WEP!
Like many groups, they need some income for the work they do for Seniors. They understand if you can't. I thank them for being so dedicated to Seniors and they care!
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In NJ, nothing is affordable so next year we Seniors/very low income, have no idea what to do. I can't even afford a car. Now, paying for Medical and rent. Food too. We feel doomed after all the years we worked to end up with a broken system.
I have a couple questions for senior citizens. My reason for asking is that I'm an insurance broker and kicking around ideas for designing a new ad. How many know that Medicare Supplement plans can be shopped out and changed anytime throughout the year? How many know that the supplement plans are standardized by the government and the plan designs, for instance Plan F, are the exact same from carrier to carrier? Supplement plans are not bound by the Annual Enrollment dates that the Rx or Medicare Advantage plans are.
The Senior Citizen is black.
Got a Problem Here With My Govt. Have Paid Into SS Since 1960, MY MONEY !!!! What's The Problem Giving It Back? SS IS NOT a Govt. Benifit, (OUR / MY MONEY PAID IN) In Fact, "They" Stole It In The Name Of Barrowing It" ... Our (Govt.) Doesn't Have Any Trouble Giving "Our / My" Money To "Law Breaking" Illegals' & Non-Working ... Yes, Some AMERICANS' Need Help, I Understand ...But This Other Stuff Is Stealing ....STEALING ...Understand???
Again you had me submit one of your incomplete surveys and when I wrote you to comment, your screen asked for my first and last name. Ofcourse I would gladly give you my name but there was no where to enter it. Is this a game? Or is it you don't want to hear what others have to say.
I've read a lot of negative feed aimed at the Senior Citizens League and I don't understand why? Our Representatives don't give a dame about Seniors. Do we hear any talk at all from our representatives about the negative cost of living raises Seniors receive? I have written my representatives for years with little or no response. The biggest problem as to why the Retiree's Trust Fund is running dry is a no brainer. Since the Reagan Adm., Social Security DISABILITY has been paid from the Social Security Trust Fund. Just watch Judge Judy and we can conclude that the Disability Program in our country is out of control. One woman got Disability because she had a gambling problem. A lot of people find that if their child is a little slow then they can get Social Security Disability for that child. What message does that say to the child? There are people in our society that know the system and take advantage of it. The disability system needs an overhaul and needs to be paid from a separate account, not the Retiree's Trust Fund Another fault is the way COLA is set up, the COLA deduction from paychecks stops at a certain dollar amount. I suggest that the COLA deduction is paid on a full year salary. The more you make, the more you pay.
You leave a post and want to know what I think and then when I take the time to tell you, the e-mail won't go through. It states it needs a name but there is no where to add a name. Who set this up?