Our seniors are part of the greatest generation – having served our nation in war and provided security at home as leaders in classrooms and factories and in boardrooms and veterans service organizations. They depend on Social Security and Medicare, which they paid into and earned. The deserve policies that protect these earned benefits, not undermine them. That’s why I’ve fought against efforts to raise the retirement age for Social Security or end Medicare as we know it. I will continue fighting on behalf of Ohio’s seniors.
Brown Announces More Than $140 Million In Home Heating Assistance Funds For Ohio Seniors, Working Families In 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that that the Obama Administration is releasing $3.1 billion in low-income heating assistance funds under the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution. Ohio seniors and working families are set to receive more than $140 million in home heating assistance funds during the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution.
“Winters in Ohio are bitterly cold—and during these most frigid months, we must ensure that our seniors and working families are able to keep the heat turned on,” Brown said. “No Ohioan should have to choose between filling a prescription, putting dinner on the table, or keeping warm&mdas…Read MorePosted on 11/12/2012 |
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-17) today introduced legislation that would restore the full pensions of Delphi retirees. The bill would transfer certain proceeds from the sale of government stock of General Motors to a fund at the U.S. Treasury Department that would supplement payment to the Delphi retirees.
“Thousands of retirees in Ohio dedicated their careers to working for Delphi and General Motors, but many of these retirees have yet to receive the pensions they earned and deserve,” Brown said. “Solutions to restore these pensions are long overdue. It’s time to put politics aside on this issue. Instead of…Read MorePosted on 9/13/2012 |
Sen. Brown Cuts Through Red Tape For Stark County Senior Citizen, Helps Her Obtain Missing Social Security Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C.- A Stark County senior citizen that relies on Social Security for the majority of her income faced several gaps in payment from the Social Security Administration but is now receiving regular checks thanks to the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Mary Lou Zimmerman, of Uniontown, contacted Brown’s office in March for assistance, saying that her payments had been cut off several times. Brown’s office brought Ms. Zimmerman’s case to the attention of the SSA, and the agency then issued two critical payments to Ms. Zimmerman.
“Ms. Zimmerman, like many Ohio seniors, relies on Social Security to make ends meet—to fill essentia…Read MorePosted on 5/1/2012 |
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today applauded the expected news that Ohio’s nearly two million Social Security recipients will see a 3.6 percent increase in their Social Security benefits beginning in 2012. An estimated 39,075 Butler County residents over 65 years of age receive social security, according to the U.S. Social Security Office of Retirement and Disability Policy.
“The economic downturn has been particularly hard for seniors, who often struggle to balance the high cost of their prescriptions against grocery and utility bills. The 3.6 percent increase for Social Security recipients will help ensure that nearly two million Ohio seniors are…Read MorePosted on 10/19/2011 |
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today applauded the expected news that Ohio’s nearly two million Social Security recipients will see a 3.5 percent increase in their Social Security benefits beginning in 2012.
“The economic downturn has been particularly hard for seniors, who often struggle to balance the high cost of their prescriptions against grocery and utility bills. The 3.5 percent increase for Social Security recipients will help ensure that nearly two million Ohio seniors are able to afford their daily necessities,” Brown said. “No elderly American should have to choose between paying for medicine or a meal. That’s why it is cr…Read MorePosted on 10/18/2011 |