Virginia P. Reno, Deputy Commissioner, Retirement and Disability Policy

Social Security: The Foundation of Economic Security

March 21, 2016 • By

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have just completed a year celebrating the 80th anniversary of this important program. Today, Social Security’s insurance protection […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Laws for Claiming Retirement Benefits

March 14, 2016 • By

Have you heard that some of Social Security’s rules about claiming benefits are changing? Well, it’s true. The Bipartisan Budget Act that passed last November closed two complex loopholes that were used primarily by married couples. We want you to know why this happened, how it might affect you, and what you should do next.

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