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Lift the cap.

We need to extend the life of Social Security by lifting the cap of $113,700, so that payroll taxes apply fairly to every dollar of wages.

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Keep Social Security offices open

There should be a well-staffed Social Security office in every community. Registering is a complex matter, and errors often result in incorrect or delayed benefits. One-on-one assistance eliminates errors and makes sure people get the benefits they need.

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SSA keep offices open, expand benefits

keep SSA offices open, drop the cap on payroll contributions, expand benefits and preserve the trust fund. NO MORE LOANS given out on it!

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Provide local offices for in-person assistance

At the Office for the Aging, we constantly have people coming in to ask us about Social Security benefits. We do not have that expertise, and refer people to the 1-800 number. But people tell us they can not get the answers they need by calling the 1-800 number or looking on-line. They want to discuss their individual situation with a real person one-on-one. There is no SSA office in out whole county, so many folks ...more »

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Increase the income cap

The social security system needs more funds infused and what better way than remove the cap above which social security is deducted from income? it should remain a percentage no matter how high the income

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Do not close field offices: open some that have been closed

Elderly people do not find navigating the web helpful and are the old fashioned type who like to speak to and look at a real human being. Social security benefit filing and benefit issues and Medicare are very complex. It is so unfair and unkind and unconscious to close these offices where citizens who pay taxes get real help and support.

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Give Social Security to People whom Need it and Can't work

Give social security to people that can't work and need it such as disabled people.

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Don't overburden seniors with My SSA invites

As a senior citizen myself I am getting all kinds of mail such as information on scooters, burial plans, life insuarance, reverse mortages etc. It makes no sense to overburden us by telling us to file for My SSA particulalry if we are aleady getting benefis. Give us a break

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COLA

We need to ensure that the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees so that seniors are better able to keep up with the rising costs of essential items, expecially health care.

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SS CALL CENTERS

Social Security call centers need more staff. Right now, call centers are operating at the worst efficiency they ever have, and wait times are expected to double this year. As baby-boomers are coming of age, the need for individiual attention at call centers will only grow.

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Training existing employees!

When you experience life as a customer instead as an employee at a local SSA office, it’s not always the best. My folks recently retired and so far, their experience at their local FO has been HORRIBLE! First, they give them inaccurate info, then, the customer service is rude. I wish that office would better train their employees to know the programs and also be kind to customers. You never know when someone you love ...more »

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LIFTING THE CAP OF $113,700

Social Security is not in crisis. We need to help extend the life of this fund by lifting the cap of $113,700 so that payroll taxes apply fairly to every dollar of wages.

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