A push to expand online services at the Social Security Administration is meeting resistance from a federal union that represents thousands of agency employees and groups that fear the effort will minimize face-to-face help for seniors and the disabled.
The rift between Gov. Larry Hogan and lawmakers over the state budget widened further Thursday, with the governor and House Speaker Michael E. Busch digging in their heels and both sides making provocative moves and statements.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is unified in opposition to several proposed tax cuts in the General Assembly that would affect the retirement incomes of military personnel, first responders, the elderly, the disabled and property taxes for small business.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began to debate a more immediate shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans.
The number of people receiving disability insurance from the Social Security Administration declined last year for the first time since 1983, a reduction that comes as Congress is wrestling with a deadline to fund the program or risk cutting benefits to millions.
Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the public and lawmakers.
With the holidays approaching, reviewing investment strategies and preparing for tax season is the last thing on many people's minds. At a free session Friday, a local financial adviser and an accountant will share tips for getting organized and planning ahead at the end of the year.
Small business owners often balk at the expense and liability of offering their employees a retirement plan, few financial firms offer plans to small businesses and rarely do employees without an employer-sponsored plan sign up for one on their own.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on retirement income before the end of his administration.
Harford County government and the county's volunteer fire and EMS companies are discussing proposed changes to a county-funded retirement program for the volunteer firemen, including lowering age of eligibility to receive benefits.
The city government is requiring nearly 2,000 school employees to begin contributing to the municipal retirement system, a plan met with resistance by school officials who say the district won't be able to meet the July 1 deadline.