SSA Changes Detailed Earnings Statement Protocols and Fees

Effective January 1, 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will no longer accept the former Request For Social Security Earnings Information Form SSA-7050.  SSA will begin charging a standard fee to process each request: $32.00 for certified yearly earnings totals…

Health Care Reform Scams Target Elderly

Health Care Reform Scams Target Elderly

According to a California Health Advocates release, scams are targeting the elderly under the guise of the new health care reform law.  Imposters are calling Medicare beneficiaries requesting beneficiaries’ Medicare information, credit information and financial information to send the beneficiaries…

Most Rental Assistance Recipients Work, Are Elderly, or Have Disabilities

Most Rental Assistance Recipients Work, Are Elderly, or Have Disabilities

According to a July 2013 report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 88% of households receiving rental assistance in 2010 were elderly, disabled, or working (or had recently worked).  Despite the 2010 unemployment rate of 9.6%, nearly 75%…