I am 80 years old and use senior and disabled services. Without these services I would not be able to live independently of my children, which helps with their children. Which means three generations would suffer very badly.
Please write letters to your elected officials. As many of you have experienced yourself, every year when the Social Security Administration provides a cost-of-living increase for those on Social Security and SSI, recipients actually lose funds because their rent goes up (if they are on subsidized housing) and their food budget goes down (if they are on food stamps). The government has not yet recognized this glitch in the system. Something that was meant to help has actually harmed those on these programs.
I, being just one of millions of senior citizens who have worked all our lives and now depend solely on our Social Security and disability benefits to live, wish to express my deepest concern about the current presidential and congressional debate as to how to change the Social Security law.