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Letter: Social Security recipients need a cost-of-living raise

Social Security recipients need a cost-of-living raise

Message to all the “rich” senior citizens who, like my husband and I, rely mostly on Social Security payments. Guess what, kids? A raise is unlikely in 2016.

Prescriptions are going up again and the beloved Medicare “donut hole” is upon us. Everything goes sky-high and we are expected to make do. Remember, many of us went through layoffs in the past, making it impossible to salt away retirement savings. Also, no interest on bank accounts for years has made the problem worse.

So listen up, folks. Write or call your congressmen and senators to try to reverse this latest slap in the faces of seniors.

Lucille Bova

Cheektowaga