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Senators Want Social Security Back for Students

November 6th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

A group of US Senators including Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen has introduced legislation to extend Social Security benefits until the age of 26 for students who are survivors, children of disabled workers, and eligible grandchildren of retired workers. The legislation seeks to reinstate benefits repealed in 1982 under the Reagan Administration.  By amending the Social Security Act to extend eligibility until age 26 for students enrolled at least part-time would provide crucial support in increase educational opportunity, according to the sponsoring Senate members.