TSCL has become the “go to” place for many reporters who write about senior issues, including estimates of the annual Social Security COLA for seniors each year.
Today, the Washington Post, in an article about how seniors can boost their income in retirement, quoted TSCL’s forecasted COLA projection for next year.
Last week, TSCL’s Executive Director Shannon Benton participated in a press conference with U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill) to push for a vote on the floor of the U.S. House to advance their bipartisan Social Security Fairness Act, which now has more than 290 cosponsors and under U.S. House rules must be brought forward for consideration.
The Social Security Fairness Act would eliminate both the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), two provisions of the Social Security Act that unfairly reduce or eliminate Social Security benefits for millions of Americans who have devoted much of their careers to public service — including police officers, firefighters, federal employees, and educators.
In a press release about the event, TSCL Chairman Rick Delaney was quoted as saying, “The rationale for both the WEP and the GPO — that the Social Security benefit formula is overly generous to these individuals is unjustifiable today. We need to stop penalizing public service employees by taking the Social Security benefits they rightfully paid for.”
Also last week, TSCL’s senior analyst for Social Security and Medicare, Mary Johnson, was featured in an interview with an ABC television station that also appeared in an article on MSN.com.