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Women rely more heavily than men on income from Social Security. We're working to protect Social Security and improve benefits for vulnerable beneficiaries.

Highlights

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Joan Entmacher Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing on Income Security and the Elderly

March 5, 2014

Invited testimony by Joan Entmacher presents key statistics about poverty among older Americans and describes the critical importance of various anti-poverty public programs, and where they are falling short.

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Webinars & Presentations | Planning for retirement, Part II: Making the Most of your Retirement Income

January 31, 2014

This webinar provides information about ways to make the most of your retirement income.

Featured speakers included:
Amy Matsui, National Women’s Law Center
Joan Entmacher, National Women’s Law Center
Kathy Stokes, Wiser (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement)

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Reports & Toolkits | Obama Plan Fails to Adequately Protect Long-Term Social Security Beneficiaries from Chained CPI

April 16, 2013

This analysis examines how effective the bump-ups for long-term beneficiaries that President Obama proposed in his FY 2014 budget would be in protecting the typical single elderly woman from the effects of the chained CPI.

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Reports & Toolkits | Chained CPI Imposes Painful Social Security Benefit Cuts and a Benefit Bump-Up Provides Only Limited Relief

December 14, 2012

As part of deficit-reduction negotiations, some policy makers have proposed switching to the chained consumer price index (CPI) to calculate the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and other programs. The chained CPI would lower the annual COLA more and more over time, reducing the value of Social Security benefits. Read more...

More Resources

Fact Sheet | Women and Social Security

April 16, 2014

| Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Social Security

March 13, 2014

Fact Sheet | Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Savings

March 13, 2014

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Joan Entmacher Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing on Income Security and the Elderly

March 05, 2014

Fact Sheet | Social Security: Vital to Florida Women and Families

February 28, 2014