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Social Security warns of furlough from budget cuts

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency. The agency sent a notice to the union representing Social Security workers saying it wanted to negotiate ...

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Lifting retirement age might not be good idea

WASHINGTON — Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress. The projected spike in disability claims could harm Social Security’s ...

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Social Security judges facing more violent threats

WASHINGTON — Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims. There were at least 80 threats to kill ...

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