Social Security http://ripr.org en RI Trying To Determine What Happened To SSI Checks http://ripr.org/post/ri-trying-determine-what-happened-ssi-checks <p>The state Department of Human Resources is trying to figure out why some 8,200 Rhode Islanders didn’t receive their state supplemental insurance payment as scheduled Monday. Officials suspect a problem with the banking transaction.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:26:02 +0000 Flo Jonic 25713 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Will Entitlements be There for Future Retirees? http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-will-entitlements-be-there-future-retirees <p>A Brown University PhD student in epidemiology, Beth Lacy, is 28 years old. That means she’s a long way from retirement and plans to be working for decades to come. But the debate over the future of Medicare and Social Security&nbsp;is on Lacy’s mind even when she makes one of her regular coffee stops at the Cable Car Café in Providence.</p><p>“Is is something I think about,” she says. “It’s not something that necessarily keeps me up at night. But just because of the world I’m in with work – public health – I definitely think a lot more about Medicare than Social Security.”</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:49:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11960 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Will Entitlements be There for Future Retirees?