Seniors and Social Security
Since her election to Congress, Representative Carolyn Maloney has worked to get senior citizens the care and resources they need and deserve.
In particular, she’s sought to ensure that seniors can continue to live in their own communities, close to family and friends. As part of that effort, Rep. Maloney secured federal funding for numerous senior housing developments in her district, including Carnegie East Houses, Riverview Gardens, Archbishop Iacovos Senior Residence, George Douris Tower, the Vallone Family Senior Residence, PCA Senior Residence and the Stein Senior Center.
In addition, Rep. Maloney has been a tireless advocate for Medicare and Social Security, ensuring they remain strong and reliable for seniors. From opposing plans to privatize Social Security or change the benefit-calculation formula to fighting for a meaningful Medicare prescription drug benefit for all, she constantly pushes Congress to strengthen and improve these essential programs.
In New York, Congresswoman Maloney’s dedicated casework staff helps seniors every day with Social Security claims, housing, and other essential services. If you or someone you know requires assistance, please visit this page for more information.
01/30/07 - H.R. 732, To amend title II of the Social Security Act to reduce from 10 to 5 the number of years of marriage prior to divorce required for a divorced spouse to be eligible for benefits under such title
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports New York seniors and people with disabilities saved $669,540,104 on prescription drug costs since enactment of Affordable Care Act; nationally, savings totaled $8.9 billion
New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) joined with administrators, senior citizens and local elected officials at the Stein Senior Center in Manhattan to hail the allocation by the New York City Department for the Aging of $752,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding to support the rehabilitation of the Center’s new home, which is located in the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s headquarters building at 204 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Center is celebrating its Grand Opening at its new space this evening.
Washington, DC - A new report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), finds that Social Security accounts for more than two-thirds of all income for women aged 65 and over and that any efforts to tinker with this program could have a dramatic impact on retired women who count on their Social Security benefits to make ends meet.
New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today highlighted new data that show that a total of 8,100 seniors in her 14th Congressional District will receive $250 ‘donut hole’ checks in 2010 as part of the new Health Care Reform law signed by President Obama. The checks are meant to begin the process of closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap that occurs when annual drug expenditures exceed $2,830 for any recipient of Medicare Part “D” coverage.
“This announcement is disappointing but not a surprise, given the very low rate of inflation as it is calculated,” Rep. Maloney said. “That’s why I’m gratified that Speaker Pelosi has committed to moving ahead with legislation later this year that will provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment in 2011.”
New York, NY – This week, AARP honored Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) with the organization’s 2009 Legislative Achievement Award for Maloney’s efforts to protect consumers in the current Congress. The CARD Act, which Maloney authored in the House to prohibit the worst abuses by the credit card industry, was signed into law by President Obama last summer.
Astoria, NY, June 27, 2008 –Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-Queens & Manhattan) and Alfred A. DelliBovi, President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) announced that a grant of $600,000 in federal funds would be awarded to HANAC, Inc., to help fund the construction of the 93-unit PCA Senior Residence, a senior housing development on the previous site of the Presbyterian Church of Astoria at 31-30 33rd Street. Joining them at today’s announcement were Evangeline Douris and John P. Kaiteris, HANAC’s Chair and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, respectively; Al Gentile, Assistant Vice President, Astoria Federal Savings & Loan Association, which will serve as the depository for the funding on behalf of HANAC; and Reverend Don Olinger of the Presbyterian Church of Astoria.