Because of the substantial impact that the age of claiming has on the financial security of many older Americans, the poor information provided by SSA is shocking and deeply concerning.
In the 2000s, lawmakers more often than not passed at least some appropriations bills on time. Yet in recent years, even that has been a tall order.
USPS only manages to track 55 percent of its mail, meaning that nearly half of all items delivered are not included in the agency’s reports about service standards.
Anyone who is attempting to predict with certainty or near-certainty the impacts of an ongoing impasse is displaying inappropriate confidence.
Currently, five federal agencies fund multiple programs that provide assistance for the aging such as in-home services, affordable housing and transportation.