The pandemic abruptly closed the agency’s 1,200 offices, and officials are considering how to move forward. One issue: Without the offices, fewer low-income seniors sought benefits.
As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.
Under plans by President Biden and Senator Mitt Romney, children would be worthy of government support, no strings attached.
Biden can help.
The automatic I.R.A., administered by state governments, will be more widely available.
Unequal job losses now will translate into smaller nest eggs and Social Security benefits down the road.
Radical agitation helped bring Social Security and much of the New Deal into being.
Even before the pandemic, Social Security’s finances were under growing pressure. The next president and Congress will play a crucial role in what happens next.
The margin is expected to be razor thin between President Trump and Joe Biden in this hotly contested state, here’s how the campaigns’ recent television and radio ads there are characterizing their opponent.
Big companies say the president’s directive to delay collection of the tax that funds Social Security is more trouble than it is worth. Federal employees are upset they are stuck with it.
While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans.
Scholars and policymakers have proposed ways to fix the inequities between whites and people of color, including changes to Social Security and building wealth from birth.
The Supplemental Security Income program, on which millions of disabled Americans depend, is daunting by design.
Our writer entered the pandemic believing he was in good shape financially. Now, he says, he has a lot more to do.
Low interest rates have made Social Security more valuable. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to make its long-term shortfall worse.
Suddenly unemployed older workers who had hoped to delay filing have options that can boost their lifetime benefits.