O.C. Register – “Loretta Sanchez: Seniors deserve $250 COLA payment”

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By Rep. Loretta Sanchez
October 27, 2010

It's no secret that many Orange County families, including seniors, have been hit hard by the current economic downturn. Social Security has been a boon for millions of seniors and persons with disabilities, helping them stay on their feet when pensions, retirement plans, and a rocky job market all failed them. Indeed, according to the Social Security Administration, Social Security was the primary source of income for 64 percent of retirees who received benefits in 2008. A third relied on Social Security for at least 90 percent of their income.

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