False rumors that Congress is getting a $20,000 raise in 2018 while seniors see Social Security benefits go up $2 per month circulated in December 2017.
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When it comes to claims that GOP tax reforms cut Medicare, Medicare and Social Security, and add $2.4 trillion to the federal deficit, it depends who you ask.
President-elect Donald Trump and GOP leaders haven’t indicated that they plan to save Social Security by massively cutting the program in the near future.
There have been viral warnings about important changes to Social Security on May 1, 2016, and steps you may need to take to avoid them.
Those who receive Social Security will see a 30% deduction in benefits in 2016.
An indifferently capitalized and punctuated chain email turned viral social media posting has been around for many years, bearing claims that some elected officials don’t pay into Social Security: Our Senators and Congressmen don’t pay in to Social Security, and, of course, they don’t collect from it. The reason is that they have a special …
This is a forwarded email alleging that the Social Security checks sent to recipients are referred to as “Federal Benefit Payments.”
Proposed Agreements between the U.S. and Mexico Would Provide U.S. Social Security Benefits To Hundreds of Thousands of Mexicans-Truth! Summary of eRumor: The email says that a “totalization” agreement between the U.S. and Mexico would grant Social Security benefits to Mexicans, including some who are here illegally, even if they didn’t work in the U.S. …
The Democratic Origins of Social Security Under Franklin D. Roosevelt–Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The eRumor lists several things about Social Security as it was supposed to have been instituted under the Democratic presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt:Such as:1. That contributions to Social Security were voluntary.2. That it would cost only one percent of the first …
An audit found that 6.5 million people with active Social Security numbers would be at least 112 years old if they were still alive.