Are Social Security Benefits at Risk?
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 30, 2013 @ 6:10PM
Created on September 30, 2013 @ 5:38PM
The looming government shutdown has a lot of people worried but especially people that get social security benefits.
If there is a shutdown, you can still apply for benefits, appeal a denial and sign up for direct deposit. What you can't do is get a new social security card or verification statements. The state director of AARP said the biggest concern for current beneficiaries is the ongoing debate on the debt ceiling.
Republicans have been pushing to adjust benefits for inflation, which would lower yearly increases.
If you're concerned with possible changes, you should call your local congressman.
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