The U.S. Treasury Department quickly cleared up confusion about whether Social Security recipients would have to file a tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus payment from the government. On April 1, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained, "Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return do not need to take an action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account."
A president's budget is sign of an administration's priorities, and President Trump's proposed budget bears no good news for America's disabled workers, seniors, children, and poor.
You may have seen the front page headline screaming from the local newspaper on April 23 that Social Security "could go broke" by 2035. Well, here's longtime Social Security public information officer Tom Margenau, who has been down this road before, explaining why we shouldn't panic just yet. Read his column here and find out how we can fix the challenges facing our most popular social insurance program. Hint: It starts with electing Congressmembers with the fortitude to take it on the issue.
In November 2018, Tucson attorneys Brian Clymer and Autumn Menard, along with co-counsel Lambda Legal, filed a lawsuit against Social Security on behalf of Michael Ely, then a 65-year-old gay widower, who was denied spousal survivor's benefits despite his 43-year relationship with his husband.
Several times a year, Tom Margenau takes on the worst of the worst myths about Social Security and debunks them in his syndicated column, "Social Security and You", which is published locally every Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star.
Attorneys Brian Clymer and Autumn Menard, along with co-counsel Lambda Legal, recently filed a lawsuit against the Social Security Administration. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of Michael Ely, a 65-year-old gay man, seeking spousal benefits based on his 43-year relationship with his husband.