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 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    August 1, 2017 

YOUR RETIREMENT PLANNING STARTS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

Right now is the perfect time to start planning for a secure, comfortable retirement. And you can count on Social Security to help you begin the process. First, we encourage you to set up an online...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2017

How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age

For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2017

Adding Additional Security to Protect What's Important to You

Social Security continues to evaluate and improve how we protect what’s important to you. We take this responsibility seriously, and we have a robust cybersecurity program in place to help protect...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2017

What You Can Teach Your Grandchild About Social Security

One of the greatest gifts you can give a grandchild is the gift of financial literacy. Helping them save money early in life and showing them how to make wise spending decisions goes a long way...

 

SECURE YOUR FUTURE WITH NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY MONTH

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles. In April, we celebrate...

 

WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START receiving SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of be...

 

Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically: america saves week

Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an...

 

Get Replacement Social Security Tax Forms Online with Ease

It's that time of year again. Preparing for tax season can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. If you misplaced your Benefits Statement or haven't received...

 

THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve...

 

USING OUR SECURE SERVICES

One of the most common threats we face is identity theft. Just imagine someone stealing your information and pretending to be you. You’d have no control as this person acts in your name, spending...

 

DON'T BE SKEPTICAL, SOCIAL SECURITY IS HERE TO STAY

It’s healthy to be skeptical in a world of uncertainties. Major news networks sometimes broadcast conflicting facts that require a bit of research to verify. There’s even a day in October...

 

Prepare for your disability interview:

When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2016

WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO SECURE TODAY AND TOMORROW

Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing that first paycheck. You might be a little surprised when you see a portion...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2016

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS U.S. CITIZENS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children....

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2016

Social Security Questions and Answers

Question: What is the benefit amount a spouse may be entitled to receive? Answer: If you’re eligible for both your own retirement benefit and for benefits as a spouse, we will always pay you...

 

TAKING STOCK DURING FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

April is Financial Literacy Month, which is a perfect time to take stock (pun intended) of your retirement savings. Social Security is there to help secure your future, but savings should be the found...

 

TWEETING ISN'T JUST FOR THE BIRDS

Ten years ago, on March 21, 2006, the CEO of Twitter sent out his first tweet. It’s appropriate, with spring coming, that the famous CEO was chirping in a format that the world now embraces as a...

 

PREVENTING DEBILITATING DISEASES AMONG WOMEN

Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. But the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February...

 

TEST YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY KNOWLEDGE

National Trivia Day reminds us that knowledge about Social Security empowers you and prepares you for retirement. Remember, the more you know about Social Security, the more control you have over...

 

THE TWELVE SITES OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revelers clamored for it again. It’s “The Twelve Sites of Social Security,” inspired by the popular traditional...

 

EMPOWER YOURSELF, ELECT TO RETIRE ONLINE

As if the holidays weren’t exciting enough, it’s November and that means election month. Current and future election hopefuls are prepping speeches and rallying every resource available for the...

 

YOU CAN HELP AS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE

If you handle the finances of someone who receives benefits from Social Security, or you know someone who may need help managing his or her benefits, you may want to consider applying to be a...

 

Appealing A Social Security Decision?

Social Security listened to customer feedback and made the online appeals process even better. Now, people who disagree with our disability decision can complete their appeal using our improved...

 

Social Security Questions and Answers

Question: Can I refuse to give my Social Security number to a private business? Answer: Yes, you can refuse to disclose your Social Security number, and you should be careful about giving out your num...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2015

Social Security Turns 80

Eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. The new law guaranteed a basic income for retirees and, at the time, the unemployed....

 

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