EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 18, 2013

Letter: ‘Notch babies’ are running out of time


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

While reading a recent newspaper and in several reading before, I keep noticing that there are several “notch babies” that are dying every day.

They became notch babies because they were born between 1917 and 1926. This error was made during President Carter’s administration. There are several politicians who have signed up to resolve this problem. The best solution to the problem is a payment of $5,000 over four years. This is a very reasonable way to solve this old problem.

The good people in this country have spoken in the last election that the rich were getting all the tax cuts. But the notch babies never got their problem resolved. We get a lot less every month because of this.

I am writing because I would hate to have my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren see my picture on the obituary page without this problem being solved. Even with the settlement of $5,000 over four years, how many people would die before receiving only one or two payments of $1,250 each year?

Hurry up and get the situation resolved. I am now 91 years old and hoping to get some of this money for my burial.

Z. Peter Czapski

Andover