• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Harkin, AARP Iowa defend Social Security benefit increase

The 3.6 percent increase in Social Security benefits taking effect next year will have a big impact on Iowa’s seniors, say U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) and the head of AARP Iowa.

Kent Sovern, state director for AARP Iowa, said the first increase in three years will provide “much needed relief to older Iowans” that have struggled with the costs of food, utilities and health care. The increase was announced Wednesday.

200-kent-sovern-aarp-iowa-state-director.imgcache.rev1310669502566_2222.jpg
200-kent-sovern-aarp-iowa-state-director.imgcache.rev1310669502566_2222.jpg

Kent Sovern

He said 123,000 Iowans – who account for more than 21 percent of Social Security beneficiaries across the state -depend on the program for more than 90 percent of their income.

“Every dollar of the modest average benefit, which is about $14,000 a year, is critical,” Sovern said.

Harkin agreed seniors in Iowa have seen prices of gas, groceries and healthcare rise significantly in the past several years.

“This increase in their Social Security benefits will help bridge the gap between these rising costs and the benefits seniors so

Tom_harkin_125_2223.jpg
Tom_harkin_125_2223.jpg

Tom Harkin

rightly deserve,” Harkin said. “It also reminds us of the vital importance of Social Security to American seniors. We must do all that we can to keep our promise to them by maintaining and strengthening Social Security for today’s seniors and generations to come.”

But the irony, Sovern said, is the increase in benefits comes as the debt super committee in Washington, D.C. is considering cutting Social Security benefits by $112 billion over 10 years.

“This so-called ‘chained CPI’ would cut benefits by thousands of dollars and compounds over time, so the older one gets, the larger the cut,” he said.

Sovern said the AARP is committed to fighting with the strength of its membership to stop cuts to Social Security benefits as part of any budget deal.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.