Social Security crisis

Raising retirement age may deny Social Security benefits to blue collar workers

by Staff | April 15th, 2011

April 15, 2011

Collecting Social Security benefits is not a guarantee.

Those who work in blue collar jobs, where work is often physical, may not be able to work to retirement age if Congress plans on raising the age to 70.

According to chron.com, workers who perform physical labor are more likely to have higher rates of disease. Sine poor health is often a big factor in one’s decision to retire and collect Social Security benefits, many believe that raising the retirement age to 70 is punishing the people who need help the most.

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Do you think the retirement age should be raised? What solutions should Congress look at to solve the Social Security crisis?

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Politicians should look at all angles before changing Social Security benefits

by Staff | April 12th, 2011

April 12, 2011

Some believe the approach to solving issues around Social Security benefits is misguided.

Political parties differ in their opinions as to what needs to be done to solve the Social Security crisis. President Barack Obama wants to reduce benefits and raise payroll taxes while Republicans want to lower benefits and raise the age at which Social Security benefits are paid.

Some argue that Social Security benefits have improved the lives of Americans who depend on it, keeping many out of poverty, benefits that are not always seen by those who don’t rely on it.

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Do you think Social Security benefits should be reduced, or should the age of retirement be increased? What do you think would be effective in helping the Social Security crisis?

If you need help getting Social Security benefits you deserve to get your life back on track, the Social Security lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.