Social Security COLA to Go Up in 2015

UNITED STATES – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more … Continue reading »

State Speeds Up Document Replacement

WEED, Calif., — Tuesday the state opened an all-in-one center where the survivors can meet with representatives from a dozen different agencies. Nearly everyone who lost their home in the Boles Fire also lost vital documents. Everything from birth certificates, to tax records, passports and car registrations, marriage licenses and much more needs to be … Continue reading »

Shut Down Could Impact Social Security

MEDFORD, Ore. — Meri Walker is one of an estimated 58 million Americans collecting social security benefits this year. Walker said she recently learned how vital those checks are when she visited the social security office for the first time this week. “Lots of difficulty in their lives. Not people that are slackers, not people … Continue reading »

Woman Speaks About Social Security Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new scam targeting seniors is making the rounds and one Rogue Valley woman says she was a target. Kathleen Long says she received a call from a man telling her all seniors were getting new social security cards. She says he then attempted to get more information from her by first … Continue reading »