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Financial Literacy Month, A Perfect Time to Plan for Your Future

April 30, 2020 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2023

April is Financial Literacy Month, a month focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan, and we have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial plans.

You should periodically review your Social Security Statement through your personal my Social Security account. Your Statement is an easy-to-read record of your earnings that determine your future benefits. You’ll want to verify that your recorded earnings are correct as they affect the amount you could receive. Your Statement also provides a summary of the estimated benefits you and your family could receive, including potential retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

Start focusing on your financial literacy today. Log in to your my Social Security account and view your Statement.  If you don’t have an account, create one today.

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  1. ButterBob

    So far people on S.S.I. have not. People on S.S.D.I. have.

  2. Ron

    Did anyone on SSI or SSDI receive Stimulus Check on Direct Express Card (?).

  3. When?

    I have neither received mine, nor is my Direct Express saying anything is pending. I receive S.S.I., manage my own funds, and am not anyone’s dependant. Are they putting funds on my card on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, ???. …and don’t tell me The Social Security Administration doesn’t know. They do know, because The I.R.S. can’t even access our cards to do this without an agreement with The Social Security Administration that stipulates all the details. This means both govt. offices know the details and just haven’t shared them beyond saying…”sometime in early may”…which is a bogus a very vague response that just stresses out people who are already stressed out in general.

    • When?

      I’m referring to stimulus funds. Not S.S.I. funds.

  4. Deborah L.

    Ok i got my stimulis chech but it did not include the 500$ for my son so i went on the site filled out none fillers e forms not sure why but still have not gotten nothing dose anyone know how long this takes im on disability my son is on my disability they have had all my bank his infomatin direct deposit for 3yrs kind of wondering why he was over look & not added to my stimules check

    • Taxj

      This blog is not meant for questions about your stimulous check. Did you people read the title?

  5. CarolAEckstein

    I am in need of my April social suriicty benefit for the month of April 3020.

  6. Chris

    Quit your crying. That $ should be going to people who lost their jobs. You are still getting your regular benefits so you have lost NOTHING. Many studies have shown that those on SSA benefits will use this check for a phone, shoes or weed. Oh yeah…..this $ is coming from the IRS so why bother the SSA about it?

    • BeingDisabledSucks

      Disabled people have always gotten the shaft. The fact that we get at most just under $800, yet all the govt. people believe EVERYONE should be getting $2,000 a month is proof of that. Judgemental people like you are the true societal parasites. You look down your noses at the less fortunate and treat them like dirt, but you have no problem using and abusing us if it will better your circumstances. People like you step all over anyone that doesn’t bow down to your narcissism and sociopathy. You don’t deserve the good fortune God gave you and you certainly lack sense enough to know when to keep your selfish, abusive yapper shut. This Corona virus has made everything more expensive and those of us on S.S.I. already get an amount of money that is ridiculously small and pathetic. Even working a week at McDonald’s pays more and if we could work we would, but we can’t. We are disabled. Spoiled losers like you have no idea how humiliating it is to be scraping by on meager table scraps, while people like you live on easy street with your lack of severe debilitating illnesses that make every single day a struggle. So shut it, you arrogant swine.

  7. Captain C.

    I receive S.S.I. only. I have neither debts, nor kids, nor am I claimed as a dependent. My Direct Express card says I have a pending payment for my regular S.S.I., but so far nothing is being said about any pending stimulus payment. When am I getting my stimulus payment? Are they waiting until after the 5th to put it on everyone’s Direct Express card? I was told it would be put on our Direct Express cards on the 1st, but I’m not hearing or seeing anything so far.

  8. tony

    Everyone better save their stimulus money. We won’t get a COLA raise for the next few years.

    Stay safe. There is no cure for COVID-19. There is no vaccine to prevent you from getting sick. Basically the drug they are testing just relieves the symptoms.

    If you take the drug without any symptoms, you will become tolerant to the drug and it won’t be affective if you become sick. You have to become sick and hope you don’t die and the drug works to save your life.

    The Republicans want to open the economy at the risk of your life. You are the sacrificial lamb.

    • Annette

      When wil the stimulus check come to my account is have not got mine yet

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    • J

      “ReeReeRee the sky is falling! The only way to survive is to stay holed up foreverrrrr!!! It’s all the orange man’s fault!”


  9. Louis J.

    I was wondering why haven’t I received my stimulus check I have direct deposit which mi ssdi is deposited into every month and I still haven’t received stimulus check payment to date when will I receive it

  10. Charles P.

    By reading some of previous comments, I also would like to know as well. For (example), when I was on SSDI I was a recipient in regards to this subject. I was some where around 65 or 66 years old. When I reached the retirement age I received a letter from the Social Security
    Administration stating that I was no longer on the (SSDI).
    Therefore since then I am 68 years old at present. In the past actions which was to start a Direct Deposit account at a bank of my choice. From the time I was trying to earn a living I had a bank account way before I filed for (SSDI). When the was approved, I decided to
    start a Direct Deposit whereas I had the account since 1994. It was told me that Direct Deposits were much faster than paper check. If that’s the case, then why should it take so long to receive that stimulus payment?

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