VIDEO: This senior's Social Security story moved her to tears

August 7, 2013
By Seth Maloney | 2 comments

Sheryl Tenicat, of Des Moines, starts her story at the 2:00 mark... 

“$624 a month. That’s what I live on. 99 of that goes to my Medicare Part ‘A’ and ‘B’. After I get my check in two weeks, it’s gone. I have nothing. I live on what I eat here (at the senior center). I don’t want my cost of living cut because I’ve paid in since I was 16.”

Sheryl's story is all too common. Many seniors' sole source of income is through Social Security, and threats to cut their benefits force them to risk poverty and make them food-insecure. 

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Categories: Social Security


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My friend is 85 years old . He gets $5.50 per month more than I. If he dies I am not entitled to his benefits. We have lived together 53 years and were married in MASS. 10 YEARS AGO . WHY CAN'T I HAVE WHAT SHOULD BE COMING TO ME ?

Charles Blythe

Living on SS and unemployment benefits and barely making it!!! To cut SS would mean I'd need subsidized funds to continue living!! Is this any way to treat seniors who are still contributing to society?

Victoria Peterson
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