In Philadelphia, a bar code error has led to a delay in Social Security checks to some groups of people. The error has been corrected and those who did not receive their checks Jan. 12 will begin to see their benefits come in.
Area residents who did not receive their Social Security benefit checks as scheduled Jan. 12 should receive them today or Friday, officials said.
Aiden Diviny, a public affairs specialist from the Social Security Administration’s Philadelphia office, said approximately 405 people in the Hazleton area did not get checks in the mail.
“The first report we had was (Tuesday),” Diviny said Wednesday. “Our field offices reported to us that they had numerous calls and visits from people who didn’t get their benefit checks.”
Social Security officials worked with the U.S. Postal Service to track down the undelivered checks, he said, and on Wednesday afternoon, a supervisor in the postal service’s Lehigh Valley sorting facility found them.
According to Diviny, the checks were slated for delivery to area ZIP codes from 18201 to 18249.
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There are new plans to implement a new increased age that Americans can collect Social Security benefits. At the moment most people can collect the benefits at 62, which could increase to 67 by 2050.
David Certner, legislative policy director for the association, says his members fully support efforts to rein in federal spending, but that upping the age for Social Security eligibility isn’t the right way to go about it. Raising the wage cap (currently $106,800) would be better.
Right now most Americans get their full benefits starting at age 62. But under a draft plan floated by the co-chairmen of President Obama’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the retirement age would rise, indexed to longevity. It would reach 67 by 2050 and 69 by 2075.
Frenchmen have rioted for less.
In fact, social strife in Europe over benefit cuts was one of the factors that prompted Congress to deal finally with Social Security’s problems, before they reach a similar crisis stage.
The idea of raising the retirement age was dealt a setback in November when the… continue reading
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