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2013-05-15 23:00:19

Seniors have lost almost one-third of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs, released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Seniors have lost almost one-third of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs, released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). TSCL is one of the nation´s largest nonpartisan senior advocacy groups. In most years, seniors receive a small...

2011-11-30 08:04:00

New Survey Finds Close to Half of Seniors Also Postpone Filling Prescriptions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of more than 1,200 seniors revealed that 51 percent of respondents put off visiting a doctor or getting outpatient medical services due to concerns about costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) The results were released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), one of the nation's largest nonpartisan...

2011-10-19 09:18:00

Increase Woefully Insufficient; Seniors Have Lost Almost One-Third of Their Buying Power Since 2000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Social Security Administration announced this morning that seniors will receive a 3.6 percent increase in their checks beginning in January 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) That increase represents the first time seniors will see a bump in their checks in three years. For the past two years,...

2011-09-08 07:30:00

Extension Would Jeopardize Social Security Benefits, Bring System Closer to Bankruptcy WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extending the payroll tax cut would unnecessarily place the benefits of millions of seniors at risk, warns The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), one of the nation's largest nonpartisan seniors groups. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO) "This is one tax cut that no member of Congress should vote to renew," says Larry Hyland,...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

"Notch Fairness Act" Would Compensate Millions of Seniors For Years of Reduced Social Security Checks WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A member of Congress recently introduced the Notch Fairness Act, to compensate millions of the nation's oldest and poorest senior citizens for the lower Social Security benefits they've received for more than three decades. The legislation, proposed by Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), is supported by The Senior Citizens League...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

Rising Medicare Premiums Plus no Cost of Living Adjustment Paint Dire Picture WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The combination of rising Medicare premiums and no annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) would reduce Social Security payments for about 23 million of the nation's seniors in 2011, according to The Senior Citizens League. This figure represents two-thirds of the 37 million seniors who receive Social Security benefits. (Logo:...

2009-07-23 14:09:36

Some senior citizens are making drastic cuts to their medical and food budgets due to the recession, a U.S. survey suggests. The survey by The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior group, conducted during a three-month period earlier this year, indicates 42 percent of seniors had either postponed filling their prescription medications or were taking a smaller dosage than prescribed by their physicians. The survey of more than 1,040 respondents age 65 and older also says 62 percent had...

2009-01-28 15:06:00

Workers Making $75,000 Would Get $500 in Relief; Seniors with Average Social Security Income of $13,836 Would Get Just $300 WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate version of the economic stimulus package would provide Social Security recipients and disabled veterans a one-time extra payment of $300. The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) supports the $300 payment to seniors, but maintains that amount is insufficient to truly help the nation's poorest seniors. The...