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A Lasting Way to Show Your Love

May 19, 2016 • By

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Last Updated: May 19, 2016

Hands holding up a paper heart to the sunSpringtime is upon us and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day may be but a memory and the storefront displays have moved on to new holidays, but you can still express your feelings in a meaningful way.

A powerful way to prove your love is to show that you care about a family member or friend’s future. Everyone you love probably wants to enjoy retirement. The decisions of when and how to retire require preparation and careful planning.

Social Security is a safety net that keeps millions of elderly Americans out of poverty. At you’ll find valuable resources that you can access 24 hours a day from your preferred location.

Showing your love might take the form of letting a family member know when a realistic retirement date might be. Our online Estimator offers an instant and tailored estimate of your future Social Security benefits based on your earnings record. You can plug in different anticipated yearly earnings to discover different retirement options and learn how your benefits could increase if you work longer.

While it’s just an estimate, it can also be vital information before your loved one puts the down payment on the beach condo, boat, or moves to Tuscany. Or they may want to open that dream business after retirement. It’s all possible when you plan ahead. Give the Retirement Estimator a try today at

Love comes in many forms. Helping someone prepare for retirement will improve the overall quality of their life for years. Spread the love, direct your loved ones to

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Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications

Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications


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  4. Betty B.

    I need to cancel benefits (disability check) due to the death
    of individual receiving benefits. What do I need to do. Who do I contact County of residence or main office.

    Thank you
    Betty Bollinger

    • Ray F.

      Thank you for contacting us, Betty. In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security.
      You cannot report a death online. If you need to report a death, you must contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213 ( TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  5. Michael L.

    Eviction, House.
    Rental Payment

  6. Charlie

    Sorry I meant a Physical.

  7. Charlie

    I received a notice from SS that I would need to take aohysical in October. I am 70 and am not now nor have I ever been disabled. Is the physical required?

    • tony

      There is no physical for collecting social security retirement. It is a scam to get you to give them your personal information.

      • Charlie

        So if I refuse their physical there will be no repercussions.

    • Ray F.

      Hi Charlie. Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries attain their full retirement age. If a person has reached his or her full retirement age (Currently 66) and is receiving Social Security retirement, they are not eligible for disability benefits. Please verify the legitimacy of the letter you received. Remember that our official agency correspondence, and responses are identified with our SSA seal and proper letterhead. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We hope this helps!

      • Charlie

        Thanks for the clarification.

      • Anndysunnder

        Thanks for letting us know. I really missed that important part of Information

  8. Richard S.

    Hello All,
    SS is a Godsend.
    I retired online with ease 1 year early after being
    incentivised to leave my job so lower wage people
    could be hired to replace me.
    I pray that all the talk about SS’s demise are just
    fear mongering on the part of some hurtful people.
    Happy retirement to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best Regards,

  9. tony

    People are looking at social security disability as an early retirement. 70 % of all disabled people on social security disability are 50 and older.

    When they look at their social security estimate on their statement, they see that the disability estimate is higher so they try to get disability and retire early.

    • Ray F.

      Thank you for your comment, Tony. The Social Security Act sets out a strict definition of disability. Our agency pays benefits to eligible individuals who can’t work due to a disabling mental or physical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Those who qualify based on our strict definition of disability are among the most severely disabled people in the country. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability. Furthermore, the Social Security Administration conducts Continuing Disability Reviews from time to time to make sure the individuals receiving checks are still eligible to get them. Thanks!

      • tony

        If the SSA made the SSD estimate benefits the same the retirement benefits, then the younger people working would think twice about going on disability. My disability estimate is twice the amount of my retirement estimate.

  10. Senior E.

    I do not mean totally retirement but as politically i preferred the administration of president Obama was very accurate to the future of U.S.A information Economics pathways so now i doubt what will happen the next decade !. Thanks our God.

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