Social Security Administration clarifies eligibility rules for needs-based federal programs.
The son of Holocaust survivors living in his deceased parents’ Washington Heights apartment had his monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment reinstated last month after a new federal directive excludes inherited Nazi reparation payments in determining SSI eligibility.
Women got the vote 91 years ago this week, but too many of us are still not exercising this most precious right. Single women, in particular, don’t vote in the same numbers as their married sisters, yet are in greater need of government policies and programs that will ensure them a brighter future. Indeed, in 2010, the “marriage gap” -- the difference in voter participation and voter behavior between married women and unmarried women -- was 30 points.
Jewish groups fear political crossfire as cuts loom.
James D. Besser
Jewish groups are caught between a rock and a budgetary hard place as a battered Obama administration battles resurgent congressional Republicans over tax-and-spending issues that threaten to produce the sharpest cuts to health and human service programs in history.
Former Sen. Warren Rudman expected some opposition to his proposals about reforming Social Security, but not the barrage of criticism he encountered last week at UJA-Federation headquarters in Manhattan.