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When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy […]

The South Central Pension Rights Project is a service designed to help individuals understand and exercise their pension rights. They provide services free of charge to workers and retirees or their family members who currently live or work in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. ​ These services are free of charge, regardless of age, […]

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In response to the COVID-19 virus emergency, the federal government announced that they will send $1,200 Economic Stimulus Payments to all adults in the United States who earn less than $75,000 annually. This includes Social Security recipients. If you receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries and do not have qualifying children under age […]

Right now, jobless claims in the United States are as high as they have been since the Great Recession of 2008. It is estimated that in addition to losing a job, as many as 25 million people could also lose the health care insurance they receive through their employers due to layoffs. If you find […]

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  • May 1 - May Is Older Americans Month
    When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy […]
  • Apr 13 - Social Security Recipients Eligible For Economic Stimulus Payments
    In response to the COVID-19 virus emergency, the federal government announced that they will send $1,200 Economic Stimulus Payments to all adults in the United States who earn less than $75,000 annually. This includes Social Security recipients. If you receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries and do not have qualifying children under age […]
  • Apr 10 - Navigators Can Help Unemployed With ACA Health Insurance Options
    Right now, jobless claims in the United States are as high as they have been since the Great Recession of 2008. It is estimated that in addition to losing a job, as many as 25 million people could also lose the health care insurance they receive through their employers due to layoffs. If you find […]