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Letter: Voters need clarity on Social Security

It's possible to collect Social Security based on

It's possible to collect Social Security based on a former spouse's earnings. Credit: iStock

Thank you for calling attention to what should be a critical campaign issue: Social Security [“What Democrats must do,” Editorial, July 24].

Social Security is the third leg of a three-legged stool, along with personal savings and retirement accounts.

Americans have a tough time saving because of stagnant wages, and employer-funded retirement accounts are more rare. Along with stock market volatility, that makes Social Security more important than ever to future generations.

I volunteer for AARP’s Take a Stand campaign to urge candidates for federal office to commit to keeping Social Security strong. We deserve to know before we vote what a candidate’s plan is.

Syed Hussain, Lindenhurst

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