Social Security http://wesa.fm en Doyle Supports Bill To Strengthen Social Security http://wesa.fm/post/doyle-supports-bill-strengthen-social-security <p>About one in five senior citizens in the U.S. relies on Social Security as the sole source of income and proposed funding cuts could put them in danger.</p><p>Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) announced today his support of the Strengthening Social Security Act, which would increase benefits by about $70 a month.</p><p>The bill, introduced in September by California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, would increase Cost of Live Adjustments (COLA) and extend the Social Security trust fund by slowly eliminating the payroll tax cap.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:20:30 +0000 Michael Lynch 20959 at http://wesa.fm Feds: W. Pa. Woman Collected Dead Dad's SS Checks http://wesa.fm/post/feds-w-pa-woman-collected-dead-dads-ss-checks <p>Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say a woman collected $180,216 worth of Social Security benefits meant for her father — for nearly 23 years after he died.</p><p>Online court records don't list and age or address for Roni Halsel who is represented by the federal public defender's office, which has a blanket policy of not commenting on criminal cases.</p><p>But according to charges filed Wednesday, Halsel collected and cashed the checks meant for her father, Robert Shelton, who died Aug. 26, 1989. Authorities say the alleged thefts finally ended in July.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:23:55 +0000 Associated Press 3284 at http://wesa.fm