Public Opinion on Latest Social Security COLA Update for US Senior Citizens?

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Review About Social security Cost of living adjustment Latest Update

1. John

Our country is dying a slow but sure death. We must have term limits for all politicians nationwide for all local and national offices!

Leslie

I am on Social Security and have stage 4 cancer and am struggling to survive. At the end of this year, I get kicked off Cobra after my prince of an ex-husband divorced me with cancer because he came out as transgender after a 52-year marriage and decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. Last week it cost me $56 to fill my gas tank. My cancer treatments have another 20 months to go, and one of the cancer meds alone costs $7,000 per treatment, which doesn’t include the Oncologist’s fee or the infusion by the nurses in the infusion suite. The Cobra out-of-pocket max with my ex/husband’s insurance was $1,000 a year, but all the insurance I’ll have to go on is $7,000 a year and some more. With an adjusted gross income this year of $11,817 on Social Security, how am I supposed to survive?

Dorothy Parrott

will be 73yrs on August 8th, my Social Security is just over 1200. a month. I have to live with my sons for the past 7yrs to have a protected place to stay. Senior Citizens places r too expensive for me to live in.

I don’t receive d beginning issues mount others get for their beginning

Please let me know what I should do.
Go to the Social Security office.
I will call and go by as soon as possible

Ramona Hagen Javes

Why are senior citizens and disabled people being left with no extra help? We can’t work but are forced to lose their homes or apartments, medications they can’t afford. There is no HELP. A huge amount of us will be joining the homeless.

Regina Wells

I would like to see Congress live on $800 a month. I have worked and paid into Social Security only to see non-citizens receive double what I get, and they have never paid into this program. This is to be for those of us who paid into SS. It is not for anyone else.

Dorothy Blanchard

Praying that the Government will see fit to help the elderly. God knows we need not have this concern of choosing whether to buy food or buy medicine with the limited amount of benefits that we now receive. Cost of living increases are a welcomed relief.

Mary McDonald

I’m 60, deaf, and retired. I get ssdi, so not SSI, so is it the same thing?

Marianne Christopher

I turned 65 in May, and my husband turns 67 this month. He continues to work full time, mainly to keep me covered by insurance. I have had numerous health issues for twenty years or more. I take more than fifteen medications daily, and now he is talking about ten.

We couldn’t have afforded my drugs even with our insurance without using the drug coupon cards I downloaded online. I use several breathers and inhalers for my severe asthma and several other medications that I got these coupons from the drug companies.

I sent in my refills on the first of June and thought there must be a mistake when I found out the amount for them all. So I called the pharmacy, and after much research on their part, I learned that since I had a birthday and turned 65, I was Medicare eligible, so I wasn’t able to use any drug discount coupons as they’re only available to people below 65 years of age.

This makes no sense to me. As older people with limited resources, we need assistance with our drug costs as much or more so than younger people. I called the drug company even and was told, sorry … we have nothing to offer in the way of coupons to anyone 65 or older.

Jan Hill

We need a substantial increase. My retirement from the FBI is down to $48 a month. All of my income goes to insurance. I will probably have to pay for insurance if it goes up this year and not have any supplemental income.

Edwina Cannon

My husband and I struggle to make our ss checks stretch from check to check!! When I read the average ss check is over $1,500, I could have cried!!!

My husband’s check is less than $1,200 & mine is only $1,241. It’s impossible to live with this low of income……. We honestly live off of bologna & turkey sandwich meat for the most part !! Please consider the matter of raising social security & disability to a more appropriate cost of living raise strongly…..

It is desperately needed by we that do not have retirement benefits and only have our social security check to rely on!!

Please try to put yourself in our shoes and see how difficult it is to pay for Drs visits and our many prescriptions every month !!! Thank you for reading my letter & for taking all Americans that rely on social security only as a serious matter in the united states !!

A special thank you to the senator that is speer heading our ss raise !! 😊🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Joan

The increase does nothing for the US Seniors because it inflates our income and puts us in another tax bracket which, along with the Medicare increase the increase is consumed. Also, every year, our copayment increase, thereby sometimes results in a decrease in the SS check!

Donna Anderson

Seniors n disabled patients depend on this to support them monthly, and with everything increasing rapidly, congress should always consider this very important. They never fail to increase their pay raise a hefty amount, and they don’t actually need their checks to live on comfortably.

Patricia Abner

I don’t know how we are supposed to live on social security. The unemployed people got a 600.00 and 300.00 increase and were still living on our social security. We worked our lifetime, and now we’re not cared about. Stimulus package for families that have so many children still gets more money. We need to be thought of.

Alice Hendricks

What’s the sense if you have to pay it to Medicaid they take it you get food stamps they take it so what’s the sense of a race you don’t see it you can’t pay your bills can’t pay your rent If you want to houses they don’t give me your Social Security that sucks.

VRBowen

A few times, the increased cost of Medicare took away my raise, so I got nothing. This happened more than once. Also, with the increase in other bills, I was in the negative. A larger COLA increase should help many of us, seniors.

Maureen McEntee

We desperately need another stimulus to help us now. We shouldn’t have to choose between food and medicine!

worth repeating

Maureen McEntee

We desperately need another stimulus to help us now. We shouldn’t have to choose between food and medicine!

Kathy

They always raise our Medicare with the social security amount, which makes the raise much smaller.

Veda

We seniors need more help. I only get 441.00 a month. Have to eat food that does not hurt my liver. I can’t eat what my husband eats. So some go-to food and my personal bills and then can not afford to go to the doctor. Don’t always have code pay money, medicine money, or other code pays for test emergencies or hospitals. So I suffer at home and pray. Also, have a disability! So they switched me from it to social security when I reached the age for it. Way less money. It was a lot harder to make it.

Deborah bonito

I received a $12.00 a month increase. Yippie

Nita Palicia

You get a raise in social security, and everything else increases, and sometimes you end up with less than before the increase.

Carolyn

Double social security. Stop keeping seniors in poverty. They worked their entire life. Congress give back monies you took out of SS. Shame on Congress. Social Security needs a big pay increase. Govt is keeping seniors in poverty. Ridiculous. Work your whole life for a pittance. But give away to illegals for free who don’t work. Awful.

Teresa Gonzalez

Last year the $20 that I received from social security was increased in the premium for the Medicare deducted from the check before it arrives at my hands is very sad All the life is working.

Then you have to count the pennies to be able tood and pay the other needs at the end of our lives. Please help the retirees.
Thank you, God Bless.

Shelley miller

I was promised good life. Worked over 25 years. I take in less than 1000—a month. Tell me how this is a good life. Only ones who retired with good Benefits are federal or state workers. We paid the same amount, yet they make more, and men make more. It’s a sad day for so many women.

Kathy

Every time I get a cost of living adjustment on my Social Security, I live in Va. They take it away by adding something else so I can get less pay.

I get barely $800 to live on for the rest of the month I have to work, and I’m disabled, so if you make over what you get on Social Security, they want to take that away from me, so I don’t know what to do yeah I have to work mine is getting ridiculous. You can’t win for losing.

Maria elena cabuyadao

Yes, it’s about time we really deserve this increase. We r tired of worrying about how we budget a little SS income coz we worked so hard on our youth we were taken advantage of today hotel maid only clean 14-15 rooms per day our time we were overloaded with 18 rooms a day.

At the nursing home, they give us 18 patients to take care of. I hurt my back 2 x in 2 yrs terms that cause my disability n depression today.

Joseph Whitcomb

Yes, it’s about time we really deserve this increase. We r tired of worrying about how we budget a little SS income coz we worked so hard on our youth we were taken advantage of today hotel maid only clean 14-15 rooms per day our time we were overloaded with 18 rooms a day.

At the nursing home, they give us 18 patients to take care of. I hurt my back 2 x in 2 yrs terms that cause my disability n depression today.

Joseph Whitcomb

It would be nice to get an increase. I am suffering badly on the amount of money I get each month. It affects everything I do is hard to decide whether to buy food or buy medication each month to pay rent.

Ann Marich

This administration is giving away money that could help the elderly. More will be spent to allow illegals in this country than you have sent to the elderly! We are watching, and I promise you, there will be big changes next election, and you will not like it in Washington!

Rita

It is time to help seniors out more. The people can get off their butt and work a little harder as we did in our younger years. Stop paying them to stay home and make more kids. We never got all this money from having a house full of kids.

Freeman

With the cost of housing and rental property increasing, where is the room to purchase much-needed medicine and groceries? Most seniors who want to remain living on their own have to take in family members two offset their income. While C.O.L.A hasn’t maintained to keep up with an ever-evolving economy in today’s market. HELP!

Linda

We senior citizens that rely on Social Security income alone need a pay raise. Some of us don’t even get $1,000.00 a month and have to try to live and eat and buy necessities on little after paying rent and utilities! We need a pay raise on Social Security now, not in 6 months! Please help us to survive in 2021!

Kate Vandehey Maule

We Will never be able to live on what social security gives, especially when the government keeps taking it for their use. I worked 45 years for mine and worked part-time to make ends meet, and it still wasn’t enough. I hope we get a huge raise.🥰

Ann Green

Your Social security income goes up for living costs, and Medicare insurance and prescription will take 50% of that.

D. Jones

Medical help is an absolute necessity!! Flooded with medical bills!! Medicare only covers 80%, as you are well aware.

When your income from SSDI is not enough sometimes, I am gotten turned down for medical treatment. This is America. This should not be happing!!!

Donna Stricklan

I’ve worked my whole life. I just draw $871 a month. I live in a camping trailer cause I can’t afford to pay rent; I was working. But lost my job in January of 2020. Cause I got lung cancer. Went through 7 weeks of chemo and radiation treatments.

I have been unable to return to work have a lot of health issues. I Copd diabetes and have nerve damage in my legs can’t walk well. I think they need to up social security. People need more money to live on. So please pass and help. I wish I could draw disability. I would get more money, but I’m 68. And it can’t work. I sure wish I could.

Janice Bush

I only get $850.00 to live on every month. So I have to be very careful how I spend $$. If my check increased, like the cost of living increased, I could eat better. Is that too much to ask for?

Renetta Rosette

That’s sad for the United. States are always sending wads of money to this and that country. No one is helping us out. They rather us old ppl die off so they can take the money we have worked for and do the hell what they want to!! GOD help us all!!

Charles

The Government needs to reimburse money it borrowed from SSI. That would help a lot!🤬

Jimmy Doucet

How about quit giving our money away to countries and people who hate us. Make the house and senate live like the rest of us and have them get what real citizens have to live on and have the same health plans we are forced to have.

Then see how quickly things change. How do lawmakers become millionaires on their salary without insider trading or under-the-table handouts? Please explain to me how this is possible.

Barbara

What happened to the promise of ss going up to $200 a month by pres Biden during all his campaign speeches?

Pam Newman

Seniors living on SS need the increase now inflation did not wait till 2022. Just saying ???????

Barbara Koran

The only problem with COLA is that our Medicare cost usually is the amount of the increase of our Social Security Check.

Rich Clanton

Regardless of where the economy is at the end of the year, Social Security has not had a decent addition in far too long with so many seniors barely getting by, so open up your pockets, Washington and give us the increase we need badly and deserve since we all worked most of our lives and contributed to our country and deserve better than what we currently receive.

Joseph

Any increase in our Social Security will be destroyed by the increase in the Cost of Medicare. It always happens. We never really see any more money.

Cheryl Snyder

An increase would be great. But by the time you pay an added increase in Medicare and, in some cases, taxes, then you usually have lost money rather than gained any benefit.

Paul Anderson

I remember when I had a job, every week my check would come, and it was always on time. Nowadays, the only reliable thing is knowing how many weeks between checks because it’s 5 to 6 weeks most of the time.

Terry Gibson

My biggest problem is some months like this one. I have to go six weeks between checks. It hits that way more times through the year. See, I get my check on the 3rd Wednesday every month. The way it works, I don’t get a check every 4 weeks. Sometimes it’s 5 to 6 weeks between checks. When I worked, I got paid every week.

Anonymous 1

That’s all good and said. However, if Medicare price is also raised, the actual col shrinks considerably! Each year they give a raise and then take it away with Medicare. Today’s pay is a tremendous amount higher than when we first started working. They need to start making it equal to today’s minimum wage.

Cynthia Blair

Why raise social security when they lower ur food stamps and raise ur pipp on electricity or gas. It defeats the purpose. They act like they are doing us a favor. But it all gets cuts, so it stays the same. Stop taking away food stamps and raising the pipp with every raise they give. Bs all of it. Plus, health care is outrageous.

Theresa Bowler

My SS is 636. A month. When we get a small cola, then the insurance that comes up goes up.

Karleen Savidge

How little is really given to Seniors to live on when they paid into this for years. However, we are giving thousands and thousands to all these illegals flooding across our border and funding other countries while being treated like a low life.

We should be taken care of the best since we’re the ones who paved the way for those behind us for every generation. Every generation will have a group of Seniors rising who paved the way for them, either good or bad, But never less, we should be treated to a much higher standard than we are.

Bonnie

It doesn’t matter how much my Social Security check increases because along the same line. My Medicare premium goes up the same amount. So no extra money in my pocket at all.

We also had a few users who didn’t want to reveal their identities.

Anonymous 2

That would be great, but then SS comes in and takes instead of 148.00 out of our checks, they will be taking 200.00

Anonymous 3

Seniors should be taken care of! Everyone getting unfair and outrageous checks will seniors are cast to the wayside! Help

Anonymous 4

When do sss recipients get their $200 increase?

Anonymous 5

IT IS EXTREMELY HARD. I GO WITHOUT. SOME OF US. HAVE NO SHOES. BLESSINGS ALWAYS. WHISPERING. WOLF.

Anonymous 6

This is like floating in the ocean without a lifejacket! How long can we survive?

Anonymous 7

They take care of everyone except the seniors !! Rents are high, food, Doctors, medicine, and everything went up, but the SS benefits! Why we all work hard, and a lot of us still work! It just is not right !!

Anonymous 8

Seniors get screwed every minute, hour, day, week, month, year. Costs of living rise every year versus income from S/$, but we’re concerned about critical race theory!

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