High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 21 1976, Page 24

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 21, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Of Ali a Point Enterprise wednesday april 21, 1976cutoff dates for social Security benefits under fire by Okita Levine women s news service Hanna x was an Active woman she gave piano lessons worked part time in a department store kept Busy in Community organizations and still tended her Home and her gregarious husband too. Together they lived a modest but vital tire rent life. Hut one Day Hanna took ill and soon she was hospitalized for angina Rectoris a serious heart condition As she got worse specialists and nurses around the clock were called in. On May 25. 1972, 68-year-old Hanna died her husband not remarried and reluctant to permit his name to appear in print remembers the sad Days that followed but what he remembers with keen bitterness is the attitude of social Security administration it seemed to him to be less than helpful when he called to notify them of Hanna s death the clerk told him to return her social Security Check for the month of May he was promised a Lump sum death Benefit but the $211 he received for this made Only a tiny Dent in the huge funeral expenses or x is still smarting and wants to see things changed for others a in most cases the higher expenses Are in the last months of life a he explained a yet they take that last Check his bitterness at forfeiting that final Check even though his wife had lived through most of May was compounded by the fact the death Benefit payment seemed irrationally Low a burial costs have gone up tremendously in the last 15 years but this payment has to he said actually it s been More than 15 years since death Benefit payments have been increased Lump sum death benefits were included in the social Security program from the beginning then in 1939. The original Benefit was expanded. But the modern concept As it is practice now really originated in 1950 when the a living with spouse Quot the governments words hot mine was promised a pay hitter soft Cocoa butter Sticks which can be purchased inexpensively at a drugstore Are Handy smoothers for wind Wear skin for hands and lips As Well ment at death of three times the primary insurance amount that what the person gets at age 65. In 1956 they topped that with a ceiling of $255 As for returning that last month s Check that is required no matter what Day of the month the person Dies. Even if the Man or woman Dies March 31, the survivor must return that whole month of March payment which arrives in the mail april 3 it s made out to somebody who is no longer alive. Or. X and All the other widows and widowers whose grief is compounded by hefty Bills think this is grossly unfair. Medical costs nurses drugs combined with funeral expenses make this a time when they need More Money not less. But social Security officials find the procedure perfectly logical. The same principle operates in the workers favor when it comes time to collect retirement benefits they say. When a Retiree turns 65 he gets a social Security payment for the whole month regardless of the actual Date of his birth they Point out. Even if he was born at the end of the month he gets a Check for the entire 30 or 31 Days but the Scales Are not perfectly balanced. A person rarely Dies at the same time of the month he was bom. Mrs x and All the others who died late in the month May not have reaped extra Days when they received their first pension Check years before or. X would like to see payments pro rated so that someone who Dies two thirds of the Way through a month gets two thirds of his pension. Or he suggests some cutoff Date Midway through the month but government officials argue that will increase paperwork and raise costs. 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