Troy Rosasco Quoted in Newsday Article on Social Security Benefits While WorkingMonday, January 24, 2011
Carrie Mason-Draffen, a Business reporter for Newsday, has been writing the excellent column, "Help Wanted" for many years now. I highly recommend it to all who are interested in workplace law issues.
Recently, Carrie asked me to help with a question from a reader whose friend, a 74 year old, was working and collecting Social Security Retirement benefits at the same time. The reader seemed to believe that the hard working septuagenarian was somehow cheating the US government!
Well, perhaps the grumpy reader woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. Of course a 74 year old can work and collect his or her full retirement benefit! In this day in age, it is a necessity for many seniors, while others simply like the mental stimulation of work. They should not be penalized – they should be thanked for making the Social Security Trust Fund more solvent!
See my detailed response about Social Security in Newsday here and here, and keep reading Carrie’s column. It was refreshing to get my mind off Zadroga Act Claims for a few moments.