Tag Archives: Supplemental Security Income

Massachusetts to Unemployment Recipients: Pay It Backward

Bay State officials have embarked on the Great Covid Clawback of 2022, as Boston Globe columnist Larry Edelman reports today. Mass. seeks to claw back at least $2.7 billion in jobless benefits it says were incorrectly paid The Department of … Continue reading

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‘Pay It Backward’ Is a Time-Honored Government Gambit

The federal clawback is back – this time for the California National Guard. From Saturday’s Los Angeles Times: Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war Short of troops to fight in Iraq … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit, II

Previously, on The Redemption Unit: There were 4.3 million people collecting $6 billion in SSI at the time, and all those benefits needed to be “redetermined,” a four-syllable word for cut. SSI claimants – every one of them – had … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit

Sunday’s Boston Globe launched a three-part series by the formidable Patricia Wen on the federal government’s $10 billion Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability program for children. The piece describes the origins of the program this way: The federal disability program … Continue reading

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