Courtesy of fbi.gov
Courtesy of fbi.gov

With an anticipated 6% jump next year over the current 1.3% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), a nonprofit senior citizens group insists that still won’t be enough to keep pace with rising costs elsewhere.

As a result, the Senior Citizens League is asking that a fourth stimulus check for $1,400 be provided immediately for seniors on Social Security, CNBC reported.

In a letter sent to members of both the House and Senate this week, the league said a special stimulus for Social Security recipients “could help defray the higher costs some would face if next year’s COLA bumps them into a higher tax bracket, causing higher tax rates on their income and surcharges to their Medicare Part B premiums,” CNBC reported.

Along with the one-time $1,400 payments, the group is also advocating changes in how the annual COLA is calculated.

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  1. Being a senior, on a limited income. I definitely need more help. I also received SNAP benefits, but because I am single, I am believed to be able to survive on 39.00 of food monthly. How am I to live healthy on that small amount, especially with the cost of goods as high as they are.

  2. There is no excuse for refusing to do one’s civic duty and get fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Those who refuse are not Americans. They’re just people lining up to get measured for their coffins. My patience with these losers is at an end. Go home and die.

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