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Social Security Supplement Income 2022 – next round of direct payments expire in weeks – see who’s eligible

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DIRECT Supplemental Security Income payments will hit millions of Americans in just a few weeks.

In 2022, the maximum federal SSI payout for an eligible individual is $841 per month.

The amount is $1,261 per month for an eligible person with an eligible spouse.

To qualify for SSI, individuals must have no more than $2,000 in assets, while couples can have up to $3,000.

The next round of SSI payments will be deposited on August 1st.

The next payment rounds for Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are Wednesday July 13th, July 20th and July 27th.

Those who do not receive their direct deposit on time should contact their financial institution, according to the Social Security Administration.

Read our Live Supplemental Security Income blog for the latest news and updates…

  • What to do if you’re underpaid on Social Security

    More than 70 million Americans depend on Social Security benefits every month, so mistakes can happen every now and then.

    If you find that you have been underpaid, there are steps you can take to rectify the situation.

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines underpayment as:

    • a saved benefit amount was not paid,
    • one or more checks representing a proper payment to a deceased beneficiary have not been negotiated, or
    • An issued payment was returned or not received

    The best course of action, if you are indeed underpaid, is to notify the SSA as soon as possible by calling 800-772-1213.

    The sooner you do this, the sooner the problem can be fixed.

  • Underpaid Social Security recipients

    A report by the Inspector General’s Office of Social Security found that the Social Security Administration (SSA) was failing to provide adequate benefits to thousands of students.

    In a sample of 100 students, benefits ended abruptly for 87 of them, resulting in $357,872 in underpayments.

    Based on the results, each student was able to raise approximately $4,113.

    The audit found that the underpayments were due to SSA staff entering incorrect student information into beneficiaries’ records when using the Post Entitlement Online System and the Modernized Claims System.

  • Retired veterans may be exempt from taxes

    A newly passed law in the South Carolina General Assembly would exempt all military retirement income from South Carolina income taxes.

    At the state level, the law was passed by both the House and Senate and could provide an incentive for veterans to relocate to their state.

    According to the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs, of the 400,000 military veterans living in South Carolina, nearly 40,000 veterans would benefit from the law if approved.

  • Ex-NJ resident sentenced to jail after fraud

    A former New Jersey woman has been sentenced to over two years in prison for stealing $781,484 in Social Security and Medicare benefits.

    Martha Aguilar, 60, reported her disability but then continued to work, the New Jersey Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

    Prosecutors said she collected $136,879 in Social Security benefits and $644,605 ​​in Medicare benefits from 2004 to 2016.

    You must pay the full refund.

  • Your state taxes could affect your benefits

    In some cases, your Social Security benefits count as your income and are subject to state taxes.

    It’s imperative that you prepare properly for your retirement, especially if you fall under one of the states that tax your benefits.

    There are currently 12 states that tax your Social Security: Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia.

    The rest of the 38 states don’t.

    Meanwhile, in March, the Minnesota legislature unveiled a proposal to make Social Security payments tax-free.

  • Does the windfall affect the benefits?

    The windfall offset only applies to Social Security benefits and SSI benefits.

    SSA will reduce your retrospective Social Security benefits if you are entitled to Social Security and SSI benefits for the same months.

    Your Social Security benefits will be reduced by the amount of SSI that you would not have received if your Social Security benefits had been paid to you when they were due.

    In most cases, the windfall offset can be processed relatively quickly.

    However, in some complicated situations, the calculation of deadweight compensation may result in a delay in receiving your retroactive benefits.

  • What is windfall offset?

    According to the SSA, if you are retrospectively entitled to supplemental income and National Insurance benefits for the same month, you will not receive the full amount of both benefits for that month.

    This applies when:

    • You are entitled to Social Security and SSI benefits for the same month
    • You are entitled to retrospective social security benefits
    • Your SSI benefits would have been less if you had been paid your Social Security benefits when they were due
  • States that supplement Social Security

    Some types of state co-payments are managed by the Social Security Administration, but these states are responsible for co-payment administration:

  • Some states offer more SSI payments

    Some states contribute to the total amount payable to SSI recipients.

    That means, depending on which state you live in, you will receive a co-payment from the federal government in addition to the SSI.

    The SSI Benefits website shows which states pay a supplement to people who receive SSI.

  • What is the maximum monthly amount?

    In 2022, the maximum federal SSI payout for an eligible individual is $841 per month.

    The amount is $1,261 per month for an eligible person with an eligible spouse.

    The monthly cost for an essential person is $421.

  • When were SSI payments introduced?

    Payments for Supplemental Security Income began in January 1974.

    In the 50 states and the District of Columbia, SSI replaced previous state-level adult assistance programs.

    Each individual who qualifies for SSI receives a monthly cash payment based on a statutory federal benefit rate.

    Since 1975, these rates have increased by the same amount as the cost-of-living adjustments to AHV benefits.

  • How many people benefit from Social Security?

    Social Security benefits currently support 70 million Americans, whether they are elderly or disabled.

    Almost nine out of ten people aged 65 and over receive benefits and they account for around 33% of older people’s income.

  • Origin of Social Security

    According to the SSA, Abraham Epstein coined the term in the United States to describe his organization, the American Association for Social Security.

    The Social Security Act of 1935 was originally known as the Economic Security Act, but that name was changed during discussion of the bill in Congress.

  • What is SSI?

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government program that helps people who are unable to make enough money on their own.

    Adults with disabilities, children with disabilities and persons aged 65 and over are eligible.

    Individuals with sufficient work experience may be eligible for SSI payments in addition to disability or retirement benefits.

    Likewise, individuals receive different amounts depending on their other sources of income and where they live.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dozens of Florida residents left their flooded and splintered homes by boat and by air on Saturday as rescuers continued to search for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ian, while authorities in South Carolina and North Carolina began taking stock of their losses.

The death toll from the storm, one of the strongest hurricanes by wind speed to ever hit the U.S., grew to nearly three dozen, with deaths reported from Cuba, Florida and North Carolina. The storm weakened Saturday as it rolled into the mid-Atlantic, but not before it washed out bridges and piers, hurdled massive boats into buildings onshore and sheared roofs off homes, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

At least 35 people were confirmed dead, including 28 people in Florida mostly from drowning but others from Ian’s tragic aftereffects. An elderly couple died after their oxygen machines shut off when they lost power, authorities said.

As of Saturday, more than 1,000 people had been rescued from flooded areas along Florida’s southwestern coast alone, Daniel Hokanson, a four-star general and head of the National Guard, told The Associated Press while airborne to Florida.

Chris Schnapp was at the Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers on Saturday, waiting to see whether her 83-year-old mother-in-law had been evacuated from Sanibel Island. A pontoon boat had just arrived with a load of passengers from the island — with suitcases and animals in tow — but Schnapp’s mother-in-law was not among them.

“She stayed on the island. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law own two businesses over there. They evacuated. She did not want to go,” Schnapp said. Now, she said, she wasn’t sure if her mother-in-law was still on the island or had been taken to a shelter somewhere.

On Pine Island, the largest barrier island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, houses were reduced to splinters and boats littered roadways as a volunteer group went door-to-door Saturday, asking residents if they wanted to be evacuated. Helen Koch blew her husband a kiss and mouthed the words “I love you” as she sat inside a rescue helicopter that was lifting her and seven of the couple’s 17 dogs to safety.

River flooding posed a major challenge at times to rescue and supply delivery efforts. The Myakka River washed over a stretch of Interstate 75, forcing a traffic-snarling highway closure for a while Saturday on the key corridor linking Tampa to the north with the hard-hit southwest Florida region that straddles Port Charlotte and Fort Myers. Later Saturday, state officials said, water levels had receded enough that I-75 could be fully reopened. However, they said monitors were out keeping close watch on constantly changing river levels.

While rising waters in Florida’s southwest rivers have crested or are near cresting, the levels aren’t expected to drop significantly for days, said National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Fleming in Tampa.

Elsewhere, South Carolina’s Pawleys Island — a beach community roughly 75 miles (115 kilometers) up the coast from Charleston — was among the places hardest hit. Power remained knocked out to at least half of the island Saturday.

Eddie Wilder, who has been coming to Pawleys Island for more than six decades, said Friday’s storm was “insane to watch.” He said waves as high as 25 feet (7.6 meters) washed away the local pier — an iconic landmark — near his home.

“We watched it hit the pier and saw the pier disappear,” said Wilder, whose house 30 feet (9 meters) above the ocean stayed dry inside. “We watched it crumble and and watched it float by with an American flag.”

The Pawleys pier was one of at least four along South Carolina’s coast destroyed by battering winds and rain. Parts of the pier, including barnacle-covered pylons, littered the beach. The intracoastal waterway was strewn with the remnants of several boat houses knocked off their pilings.

John Joseph, whose father built the family’s beige beach house in 1962, said Saturday he was elated to return from Georgetown — which took a direct hit. He found his Pawleys Island home entirely intact.

“Thank God these walls are still here, and we feel very blessed that this is the worst thing,” he said of the sand that swept under his home. “What happened in Florida — gosh, God bless us. If we’d had a Category 4, I wouldn’t be here.“

In North Carolina, the storm claimed four lives and mostly downed trees and power lines, leaving over 280,000 people statewide without power Saturday morning, officials said. Two of the deaths were from storm-related vehicle crashes while officials said a man also drowned when his truck plunged into a swamp, and another man was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in a garage.

In southwest Florida, authorities and volunteers were still assessing the damage as shocked residents tried to make sense of the disaster.

“I want to sit in the corner and cry. I don’t know what else to do,” Stevie Scuderi said, mud clinging to her purple sandles as she shuffled through her mostly destroyed apartment in Fort Myers.

On Saturday, a long line of people waited outside an auto parts store in Port Charlotte, where a sign read, “We have generators now.” Hundreds of cars were lined up outside a gas station, and some people walked, carrying gas cans to their nearby cars.

At Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers, charter boat captain Ryan Kane inspected damage to two boats Saturday. The storm surge pushed several boats and a dock onshore. He said the boat he owns was totaled so he couldn’t use it to help rescue people. Now, he said, it would be a long time before he’d be chartering fishing clients again.

“There’s a hole in the hull. It took water in the motors. It took water in everything,” he said, adding: “You know boats are supposed to be in the water, not in parking lots.”

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Kinnard reported from Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Associated Press contributors include Freida Frisaro in Miami; Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee, Florida; Gerald Herbert in Pine Island, Florida; Mike Pesoli in Lehigh Acres, Florida; and Sarah Rankin in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Knicks have been slow under Tom Thibodeau. Very slow.

Their offense was dead-last in pace during the coach’s first campaign, then moved up just one spot to 29th last season.

With the first week of training camp in the books, the Knicks have been vague about specific goals with one exception: playing faster.’

“It’s just the way the game is going,” Julius Randle said. “There are so many more possessions, high-scoring games. So, it’s just the way the league is going and an adjustment that everybody has to make.”

Randle buying into a quicker pace is important toward that endeavor. The power forward spent much of the last two seasons operating with the ball while leading the team, by far, in isolations. So it was an encouraging sign that Randle said he dropped weight in the summer to get up and down the floor.

“I want to be able to adjust and play faster, play on and off the ball,” Randle said. “For me, being in shape is always number one, so I take pride in that and every year I try to go back and look at how and adjust how I can be better and play faster and quicker basketball. Be efficient.

On paper, the Knicks’ starting lineup isn’t constructed for a run-and-gun style. That’s more the vibe of the reserves with Obi Toppin, Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes.

But Thibodeau asserted Saturday that Randle is adept in transition and playing off the ball. He witnessed it as an opposing coach when Randle was in New Orleans alongside Anthony Davis and Los Angeles alongside either D’Angelo Russell or Brandon Ingram.

“Having coached against him, one of the things I worried about was him running the floor,” Thibodeau said. “So if we can get him down the floor and catch small guys on him, catch the defense before it’s set — that’s a big advantage for us. Playing off the ball and catching it on the run and driving it through the elbow. Those are things that he’s done well in the past and I want him to get back to that.”

Of course, this will require an adjustment from Randle. It’s one thing to finish a lay-up in transition, it’s another to run around without the ball in the half-court. Egos tend to get involved when a player is asked to relinquish the control of the offense.

But that’s the reality as Randle enters his fourth season with the Knicks. He’ll finally have a reliable playmaker as the starting point guard in Jalen Brunson. RJ Barrett’s evolution calls for more opportunities.

Randle can succeed as the secondary option in motion.

“Because of the strength of the club, we can use him in different ways,” Thibodeau said. “He doesn’t always have to have the ball. He can play off the ball.”

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Ravens sign CB Kevon Seymour off practice squad, elevate OT David Sharpe, OLB Brandon Copeland

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The Ravens signed cornerback Kevon Seymour off their practice squad Saturday and elevated two other players ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Seymour, a dependable special teams contributor, played in nine games last year, making two starts. He’s yet to appear in a game this season. No Ravens cornerbacks were on Friday’s injury report, but the team has rotated its reserves early this season because of injuries and inconsistency.

Offensive tackle David Sharpe and outside linebacker Brandon Copeland (Gilman) are expected to play Sunday after practice squad promotions. Sharpe, who played in three games last season, helps the Ravens’ depth out wide, where Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and Patrick Mekari (ankle) are dealing with injuries. Stanley is questionable for Week 4, while Mekari is doubtful.

Copeland signed with the Ravens’ practice squad last week and had a sack late in the win against the New England Patriots. With Justin Houston (groin) doubtful for Sunday’s game and new signing Jason Pierre-Paul still ramping up, Copeland could be in line for significant action.

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Ramesh Ponnuru: The moral case for higher interest rates

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s efforts to cool down the economy are causing progressive criticism to heat up. He has been accused of wanting a “brutal” recession, trying to “throw millions of Americans out of work” and using “dangerous” rhetoric. And those are the comments of just one senator, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

The criticism of the Fed’s interest-rate increases sometimes veers into demagoguery, just as did former President Donald Trump’s attacks on Powell when the Fed raised rates. But the progressives’ question deserves an answer: How can tightening monetary policy be morally justified even though it is expected to have a negative effect on employment?

What makes the question difficult is that the costs of inflation, while serious, are diffuse, while the costs associated with unemployment are highly concentrated. The costs of being unemployed are personal and often severe. They can include broken families, compromised mental health and reduced long-term prospects.

At the same time, the human toll of unemployment can’t be the argument-ender that Warren and like-minded observers want it to be. If it were, that would mean that tighter policy is never justified. That can’t be right.

Some progressives also have a simple-minded view of the relationship between unemployment and inflation. During the current bout of high inflation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly said that she was told in the 1980s, when she came to Congress, that inflation rises whenever unemployment falls.

She may have been told that; it reflected the conventional wisdom of a prior era. The early 1980s saw a severe recession largely caused by an effort to tame inflation. But her claim that inflation rises as unemployment falls has proven false during her own career. Unemployment fell from 1992 to 1998, and again from 2011 to 2020, without an increase in inflation.

Over the long run, tolerating high inflation does not seem to increase employment, and low inflation does not threaten it. Keeping inflation low is therefore a sensible long-term goal. The question today is this: What should the central bank do when a low-inflation regime has been won at great cost — that early-1980s recession — but is now in danger of ending?

One option, which Warren’s rhetoric pushes toward, would be to accept the current level of inflation on the grounds that bringing it down would weaken the labor market. But accepting current inflation may in practice amount to accepting higher inflation. Market expectations of inflation over the next five to 10 years are at present only slightly higher than the Fed’s 2% annual target.

Throw in the towel, and those expectations could rise — and become self-fulfilling. Then the Fed would face a worse version of its current choice: Either accept that inflation will drift even higher or clamp down on it at the cost of unemployment. Letting inflation drift higher, flinching from the fight because of the risk of higher unemployment, and then being forced to act is more or less how the U.S. got that severe recession in the early 1980s.

The remaining options are about degrees of tightening: a lot or a little, fast or slow. The fact that expectations are under control suggests that it might still be possible to restore low inflation without a large increase in unemployment. That’s an argument for moving fast. So is the fact that the unemployment rate is still relatively low. Judging from their projections, Fed policymakers think they can get inflation under control while unemployment peaks at 4.4% — which is lower than it was in any month of the Reagan or Obama presidencies.

The Fed may find its resolve tested if inflation begins to subside. It may be tempted to quit tightening when inflation drops to 3%, rather than inflict the additional pain needed to get back to the 2% target. If inflation is relatively predictable and stable, a 3% average might not impose much higher costs than a 2% one. But the Fed would not be making this choice in a vacuum. It would, in that case, be abandoning its initial target under duress, which is bound to make its future commitments less credible.

Recent statements by Powell have acknowledged the cost of restoring price stability but noted that, without it, “the economy does not work for anyone.” The alternative to taking the requisite action now, he has explained, is risking higher inflation and then a more severe recession. The critics are mistaken: He should keep tightening monetary policy, and with a clear conscience.

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David A. Hopkins: Trump’s surprising legacy: More female candidates — in both parties

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Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 inspired a surge in political activism among Democratic women. Six years later, that energy remains mostly intact — and has spread to the Republican Party as well.

Beginning with the Women’s March in 2017, held on Trump’s first full day as president, the anti-Trump “resistance” movement spoke with a distinctly female voice. Scholars and journalists who examined grassroots liberal politics during the Trump years observed a proliferation of women-led citizen networks dedicated to defeating the president and his Republican allies.

One way they did this was by deciding to become candidates themselves. The share of Democratic nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives who were women jumped from 29% in the 2016 election — a record at the time — to 42% in 2018, rising again to 48% in 2020. And as more women ran for office, more women won. The number of Democratic women increased from 62 to 89 in the House, from 14 to 16 in the Senate, and from 3 to 6 in state governorships over the four years of the Trump presidency, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

Trump’s defeat in 2020 raised the question of whether this activism among women would persist once he was no longer president. Had the “resistance” resulted in greater female representation in the Democratic Party? Or would passion fade without the constant fuel provided by Trump’s presence in the White House?

The recent conclusion of the 2022 nomination season provides an opportunity for some preliminary analysis. According to figures I’ve compiled, women constitute 43% of all Democratic nominees for U.S. House seats this year — a modest decline from 2020, but roughly equal to 2018 and well above any previous election. Women represent 40% of Democratic nominees for Senate or governor in 2022, marking a new record (the previous high was 38% in 2018).

But a relatively challenging political environment means that the raw number of female Democrats in office won’t increase much — or at all — after this fall’s elections, even if the gender balance within the party continues to shift.

Democratic Senators Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire are both seeking second terms in perennially competitive states, while election forecasters suggest that at least a dozen Democratic women in the House are at serious risk of losing their seats. In governor’s races, a near-certain Democratic pickup by a female candidate in Massachusetts and a decent chance of victory in Arizona could be offset by potential losses in Kansas and Oregon.

In fact, it’s quite possible that most newly elected women next year will serve on the opposite side of the partisan aisle. Republican leaders and interest groups have responded to the recent wave of female Democratic candidates by aggressively recruiting more female candidates of their own. The proportion of Republican House nominees who are women increased from 13% in 2018 to 22% in 2020 and 19% this year. Women also constitute 21% of Republican Senate or gubernatorial nominees in 2022, representing a historical high point for the party.

Republican women are virtually assured of picking up a Senate seat in Alabama and are well-positioned in a number of House districts as well. They are also poised to capture at least one new governorship (Arkansas), with several other states — such as Oregon and Arizona — within reach.

When Trump was first elected, few analysts would have predicted that one legacy of his presidency would be a significant rise in the representation of women within both major parties. But change in the American two-party system often follows this back-and-forth pattern. Trump’s ascendance to the top of the GOP provoked a women-led opposition movement among Democrats, which in turn inspired a counter-response by Republican leaders who concluded that diversifying their own candidate ranks would prevent them from suffering a competitive disadvantage.

Both parties evolve as they react to developments on the other side as well as their own — just as Trump’s nomination itself represented a passionate Republican backlash against the presidency of Barack Obama.

Of course, it’s too soon to tell if the growth in female candidates will endure. But there’s one good reason to expect that it may continue for at least one more election: The Supreme Court’s June decision reversing Roe v. Wade was announced too late to affect the current field of candidates, since filing deadlines had already passed in nearly every state. But if Democratic anger at the Dobbs ruling fuels another upsurge of women running for office two years from now, Republicans could calculate that the best strategic response would be a further investment in recruiting their own slate of female nominees. When combined with Trump’s potential return to the electoral arena, that’s a formula for yet another Year of the Woman in 2024.

David A. Hopkins is an associate professor of political science at Boston College and the author of “Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics.” He wrote this column for Bloomberg Opinion.

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Reaching nearly 43% of the fiscal year’s 700 MT production target in six months, CIL aims to produce the remainder in the second half, the coal giant said in a statement. Usually, the production of CIL in the second semester remains much higher than that of the first semester.

State-owned CIL on Saturday reported a 19.7 percent growth in coal production to 299 million tonnes (MT) in the April-September period of the current fiscal year. The company represents more than 80% of national coal production.

The production of Coal India Ltd (CIL) in the corresponding period last year was 249.8 MT, the public sector company said in an exchange filing. The figures provided by the company are provisional.

Reaching nearly 43% of the fiscal year’s 700 MT production target in six months, CIL aims to produce the remainder in the second half, the coal giant said in a statement. Usually, the production of CIL in the second semester remains much higher than that of the first semester.

Coal output from the public sector unit last month also increased to 45.7 MT from 40.7 MT last September. The company’s coal drawdowns in the April-September period increased to 332 MT from 307.9 MT in the corresponding period last year, according to the filing.

Power plant supply, on the back of higher generation and higher load, jumped to 285.5 MT in the first half of FY23. “The year-on-year jump is 41 MT, registering a growth of 16.8%. CIL supplies amounted to 244.5 MT in the first half of FY22,” the statement said.

Dispelling apprehensions of coal shortages during the festive season, he said there were sufficient stocks of coal at CIL’s coal mines and power plants. At the end of September (through the 29th), coal stocks at national coal-fired power plants stood at 24 MT, with most of the stock being augmented by supplies from CIL.

“The stock was up 2.4x from 10 MT on September 21, when a sudden spike in (electricity) production drove up demand for coal. In late September, CIL beachheads a stock close to 28 MT,” the statement read.

He further stated that sufficient coal stocks are now at hand. Production also increases from October. There is no reason to fear a shortage.

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