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 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    August 1, 2019 

Social Security CAN HELP if You're Young and Lose a Parent

For young people whose parent passes away, Social Security is here. Losing a parent is both emotionally painful and, often times, devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2019

Andrew M. Saul Sworn In As Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Andrew M. Saul was sworn in today as the Commissioner of Social Security at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C. He will serve a six-year term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner Saul...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2019

Beware of people pretending to be from social security

Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank...

 

Financial Literacy Month, a perfect time to plan for your future

April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time than right now to begin to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can accrue in a 401k individual retirement...

 

SOCIAL SECURITY'S RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers...

 

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Tax season is approaching, and Social Security has made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you can get a...

 

Who To Contact: Social Security Or Medicare?

Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help....

 

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...

 

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