Friday, May 11, 2007

Rhode Island: Legislature Again Takes Up Unemployment Benefits and the Social Security Offset

Neil Downing, a columnist for The Providence Journal, writes again about the unfairness to older workers of Rhode Island's law offsetting unemployment benefits for social security benefits. He reports on House hearings on a measure (H5296) that would end the Social Security offset, which follows Senate passage of a similar bill (S0161). "No one spoke in opposition, but there were several supporters, including the AARP, a membership organization for people 50 and older."

Source: The Providence Journal "State law penalizing older workers" (May 9, 2007)

Subsequent History: The House passed H5296 on May 30, 2007.

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