Legislation providing relief for seniors backed by Schumer

ALBANY – Despite its being recently rejected by the Senate, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer continued to back legislation that would benefit senior citizens, who saw no cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the first time in over three decades.

Schumer announced that he will continue to push for legislation providing Social Security recipients, who have been “slammed with higher costs,” with a one-time $250 payment, and will attach the measure to the upcoming jobs bill, according to a recent conference call with the senator.

“Every time a senior citizen turns around the cost of something they need to survive goes up,” said Schumer. “The Social Security administration may say that seniors don’t need a cost of living increase, but all you have to do is go around New York and talk to a senior citizen to find out that everything they need costs more.”

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