Social Security

Debt Ceiling Uncertainty Worries Local Seniors

Many local seniors and others are worried about their social security checks because of the possibility of a U.S. default and the debt ceiling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

Mich. Man Crashes Van Into Social Security Office

A man who said he was upset over his treatment by the government is accused of crashing his van into a Social Security Administration office in Traverse City.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011

No Jail Time For Grandmother Who Defrauded Social Security

A judge has decided not to imprison a 67-year-old Detroit woman who stole $120,000 from Social Security to pay for the care of her five grandchildren.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2011

Woman Hires Impersonator To Defraud Social Security

A Detroit woman is accused of defrauding Social Security of nearly $120,000 over two decades.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2011

Congress Approves Tax Cuts, Renews Jobless Benefits

Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2010

It's Official: No Social Security Increase Next Year

It’s not good news for Seniors. More than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans will get no increase in Social Security benefits next year, the second year in a row without a raise.


72,000 Stimulus Checks Sent To Dead People

More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report.


Social Security, Economy Focus Of Sat. Addresses

President Barack Obama is using the anniversary of Social Security, the federal pension entitlement for the elderly, to trumpet Democrats’ support for the popular program and accuse Republicans of trying to destroy it.


President's Radio and Internet Address 08/14

President Obama speaks of safeguarding Social Security.