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

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.

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05/28/2021
A Senior Citizens League survey finds that after paying for just the Part B Medicare premium, the COLA increased some re...
05/17/2021
Squeezed between small Social Security COLAs and rising inflation | BenefitsPRO

A Senior Citizens League survey finds that after paying for just the Part B Medicare premium, the COLA increased some retirees' Social Security benefit by less than $15.
https://www.benefitspro.com/2021/05/14/squeezed-between-small-social-security-colas-and-rising-inflation/?kw=Squeezed%20between%20small%20Social%20Security%20COLAs%20and%20rising%20inflation&utm_source=email&utm_medium=enl&utm_campaign=bprodaily&utm_content=20210517&utm_term=bpro

A Senior Citizens League survey finds that after paying for just the Part B Medicare premium, the COLA increased some retirees' Social Security benefit by less than $15.

The Senior Citizens League estimates a 4.7% COLA for 2022. If that holds, it would be the biggest hike since 2009.The ac...
05/14/2021
Top 11 Fastest-Rising Costs for Older Americans | ThinkAdvisor

The Senior Citizens League estimates a 4.7% COLA for 2022. If that holds, it would be the biggest hike since 2009.

The actual COLA is released in October by the U.S. government.

But while benefits rise with inflation, they don’t keep up with the actual spending of older Americans on goods and services like medical care, argues TSCL, a lobbying group.
https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2021/05/13/top-10-fastest-rising-costs-for-older-americans/

The jump in inflation this past month could cause more pain for older clients.

Retirees got a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security checks this year. That’s one of the lowest COLAs ...
05/07/2021
The 13 Fastest-Growing Costs for Retirees Since COVID-19

Retirees got a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security checks this year. That’s one of the lowest COLAs ever, according to the Senior Citizens League, and it’s not keeping pace with inflation.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/the-13-fastest-growing-costs-for-retirees-since-covid-19/ss-BB1gt13o#image=1

Some of these fast-growing expenses for seniors during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic will surprise you.

The Senior Citizens League, one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups, surveyed 1,125 participants from mid...
04/28/2021
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments Aren’t Enough to Pay Higher Costs for Seniors

The Senior Citizens League, one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups, surveyed 1,125 participants from mid-January through April 20, 2021. According to their data, more than 62% of retirees think that Social Security cost-of-living adjustments need a guaranteed minimum of 3%.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-security-cost-living-adjustments-110001701.html

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which is an increase in social security benefits to counteract inflation, increased by 1.3% for 70 million...

That 2021 Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase of 1.3% isn’t keeping up with real-world cost of liv...
04/06/2021
Retirees Unhappy With 2021 Social Security COLA 'Boost' - 401K Specialist

That 2021 Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase of 1.3% isn’t keeping up with real-world cost of living increases, according to a recent survey from The Senior Citizens League.

63% of retirees say the Social Security COLA in 2021 increased their monthly benefit by less than $15, according to The Senior Citizens League

63% of participants in a survey by the Senior Citizens League say their 2021 cost-of-living adjustment — which was 1.3% ...
03/29/2021
Social Security Increase Comes Up Short in 2021, Study Finds

63% of participants in a survey by the Senior Citizens League say their 2021 cost-of-living adjustment — which was 1.3% — raised their net monthly Social Security benefit by less than $15.

Retirees say Social Security checks are not meeting their spending needs.

Let us know what's important to you.  Take our survey athttps://seniorsleague.org/2021-senior-survey/
03/23/2021
2021 Senior Survey | The Senior Citizens League

Let us know what's important to you. Take our survey at
https://seniorsleague.org/2021-senior-survey/

Please play an important role in informing the public and members of Congress about issues affecting older Americans. Your responses to this survey help millions of others understand issues of importance to Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries, and to evaluate popular support for solutions to....

According to The Senior Citizens League, a tax that had once affected around 10% of households now impacts 56%, with thi...
03/22/2021
ON THE MONEY: Taxation of Social Security benefits

According to The Senior Citizens League, a tax that had once affected around 10% of households now impacts 56%, with this figure expected to move higher as time passes.
https://www.postandcourier.com/aikenstandard/lifestyle/on-the-money-taxation-of-social-security-benefits/article_a9ca36f6-884d-11eb-9a28-0351c70a9440.html

We reviewed last week the methodology used to calculate the amount of one’s Social Security benefit, but another important aspect of Social Security planning is the income taxes that will

Your answers to this survey help The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) to bring you better services to meet your needs and p...
03/19/2021
2021 Senior Survey | The Senior Citizens League

Your answers to this survey help The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) to bring you better services to meet your needs and priorities. The results help TSCL zone in on the advocacy efforts that are most important to our supporters. Your answers are vitally important to the work we do and will be kept anonymous.

https://seniorsleague.org/2021-senior-survey/

Please play an important role in informing the public and members of Congress about issues affecting older Americans. Your responses to this survey help millions of others understand issues of importance to Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries, and to evaluate popular support for solutions to....

According to The Senior Citizens League, the sleight of hand behind it is a formula for calculating the Cost of Living A...
03/09/2021
MultiBrief: The Social Security shell game

According to The Senior Citizens League, the sleight of hand behind it is a formula for calculating the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that has robbed seniors of 33% of their buying power since 2010.
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/the-social-security-shell-game/civil-government

If you are one of the nine out of 10 individuals age 65 and older receiving monthly Social Security benefits — you are probably a bit ticked off at the paltry 1.3% increase in your monthly remittance for 2021. You and roughly 65 million other Social Security recipients have good reason to be irked...

Despite the stock market hitting record highs, new survey from The Senior Citizens League shows retirees’ accounts haven...
02/23/2021
What Stock Market Run? Half of Retirees Have Not Recovered from Pandemic - 401K Specialist

Despite the stock market hitting record highs, new survey from The Senior Citizens League shows retirees’ accounts haven’t fully benefitted from the run-up.

https://401kspecialistmag.com/what-stock-market-run-half-of-retirees-have-not-recovered-from-pandemic/

Despite stock market highs, an alarming number of retirees say their retirement account balances have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

01/01/2021

Happy New Year!!

“People who have been receiving benefits for 12 years or longer have experienced an unprecedented series of extremely lo...
12/23/2020
Top 401k Regulatory/Policy Story of 2020: COLA Complaints - 401K Specialist

“People who have been receiving benefits for 12 years or longer have experienced an unprecedented series of extremely low cost-of-living adjustments,” Mary Johnson, a Social Security policy analyst for The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), said at the time. Read the full article...

The top regulatory/policy story wasn’t Reg BI, fiduciary rule, CARES, or PPP. It wasn’t really regulation or policy-related at all.

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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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Thank you for explaining next year's income or lack of...
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?