Social Security

Survivors’ Heirs Now Cleared For SSI Payments

Social Security Administration clarifies eligibility rules for needs-based federal programs.

12/30/2014
Staff Writer

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.

White House: No Social Security For Nazis

10/22/2014

Nazi war criminals should not be receiving Social Security benefits, a White House spokesman said.

Women Should Celebrate Suffrage By Voting

08/24/2011
Special To The Jewish Week Online

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.

The Tax-Spending Squeeze

Jewish groups fear political crossfire as cuts loom.

12/07/2010
Washington Correspondent

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.

Rudman Gets Earful On Social Security

02/19/1999
Staff Writer
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.
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