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SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO INCREASE IN 2019

Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually, there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each...

 

HELPING VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the...

 

Workers' Compensation and CERTAIN Disability Payments May Affect Your Social Security Benefits

Many people working nowadays have more than one job, so it’s not uncommon for them to have several sources of income. Owning multiple small businesses, seasonal jobs, and the gig economy add to the...

 

MEDICARE, EXPLAINED

Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for our family and friends. Although both programs...

 

IF YOU ARE YOUNG AND LOSE A PARENT

Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2018

Monitoring Your Earnings Record Can Really Pay Off

You work hard for your money. You’re saving and planning for a secure retirement. Now you need to make sure you’re going to get all the money you deserve. Regularly reviewing your Social Security...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2018

How The Work Rules Work for You

Retirement doesn’t have the same meaning for everyone. Some people plan to retire and never work again. Some people plan for second careers in occupations that wouldn’t have adequately supported...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2018

Social Security Honors The Nation's Heroes On Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who...

 

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

After a lifetime of working, you deserve a comfortable retirement. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people shape their future, assisting them with a variety of benefits. It’s up...

 

New Medicare Cards Mailing Soon

I am pleased to share that starting April 2018, our colleagues at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. Instead of a...

 

Rosie The Riveter: Working Woman's Icon

“Rosie the Riveter” is an American icon representing women working in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced...

 

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AS YOU PLAN FOR RETIREMENT

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision with as much information as possible. There are a...

 

5 Ways Social Security Protects you and your Family

Next payday, when you see a portion of your wages go toward FICA taxes, rest easier knowing that your investment in Social Security brings a lifetime of protections for you and your family. From your...

 

One FACT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY

Disability is something many people aren't faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age....

 

13 Fearless THINGS TO KNOW about Your Social Security Number

While many of us look forward to Friday, with its end-of-the-workweek designation and our weekend plans, certain cultures consider it an unlucky day. Some people, suffering from triskaidekaphobia,...

 

Learning the Lingo of Social Security

Is Social Security a topic in your conversations these days? Are you familiar with the lingo used to describe Social Security benefits, or does it sound like a new vocabulary to you? Social Security...

 

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...

 

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