Disability Advocates Alerted To Problems With SSI Changes

Advocates for disabled Vermonters are decrying what they say are problems with a newly instituted system of electronic payments for Social Security beneficiaries. They’ve been alerted this week to a spate of problems with people being switched to debit card payments without adequate notification.

One-time Social Security Payments Blocked

Social Security recipients won’t be getting a one-time $250 payment this year. That’s because a U.S. Senate vote yesterday fell 7 votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.