Senator Wyden Speaks on Social Security

WASHINGTON — Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) was at the Capitol Tuesday saying more needs to be done for retired women. Wyden says women’s savings are often lower than men’s, and Social Security should do more to support them. He says women earn about 78 cents on the dollar compared to men, making it harder to … Continue reading »

Social Security Benefits to Increase

(CNN) — Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year. The modest increase is tied to the latest consumer price index, the government’s main inflation measure. It showed … Continue reading »

Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A woman was taken to federal prison after cashing in social security benefits from a man who died in her care. Carel Cody, 47, was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Tuesday. Over the course of 16 years Cody stole more than $200,000 in social security benefits from John … Continue reading »

Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A judge sentenced a Cottage Grove caretaker, Tuesday, for stealing social security benefits. Carel Cody, 47, of Cottage Grove was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for her theft of more than $200,000 in social security benefits since a man she was caring for died. According to court records, Cody’s … Continue reading »