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Honoring and Supporting Caregivers in the Month of November

November 19, 2015 • By

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I was supporting a friend — just doing my thing and someone told me I was a “C-A-R-E-G-I-V-E-R”.  So I was a caregiver this whole time without even realizing it and, on top of that, without realizing the challenges that people deal with when they’re really sick. Now, I’m ready to do something about this […]

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Five Things You Can Do Online with Social Security

November 16, 2015 • By

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You want to enjoy the fall weather, and Social Security’s online services free up your time to lounge in a hammock in your backyard or take your dog on a long walk. You can safely and conveniently conduct most of your business with us anytime, anywhere. There’s no need to visit a local Social Security office. Did […]

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Helping America Plan for Retirement

November 9, 2015 • By

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One of Social Security’s top priorities is helping you prepare for retirement. Planning your retirement early can help ensure secure and comfortable post-retirement years — yet few Americans do it. Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with mixed success. Did you find […]

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myRA, U.S. Treasury’s New Retirement Savings Option

November 5, 2015 • By

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The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. Over thirty percent of all American households have no retirement savings. myRA provides a way to start saving for retirement. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks […]

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You Can Help Shape Our Disability Policy

November 2, 2015 • By

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Social Security needs your help. We are asking for responses to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on how we should modernize our vocational rules, which we first published in 1978. These are the rules our disability decision makers use to decide whether an adult with a severe disabling condition can do any job in […]

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Don’t be Spooked about Retiring Online

October 29, 2015 • By

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Vile vampires and wicked witches are some of the classic scary monsters that haunted us as children. As adults, some of the scariest parts of our day might be all the stresses that come with everyday life. Medical appointments, car maintenance, and running errands — it can be overwhelming enough to make us want to scream. […]

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Hit a Grand Slam by Retiring Online

October 26, 2015 • By

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You feel a special kind of excitement when your team is playing in the World Series and you watch your star hitter step to the plate at the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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How I Navigated the Social Security Disability Process

October 19, 2015 • By

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I’m on Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Okay I said it, and, I’m also very thankful for it. I might sound somewhat perplexed, because it’s all new to me and isn’t what I had expected to deal with in life. Yet, I am realistic and understand that “things happen” to all people. Did you find […]

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No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016

October 15, 2015 • By

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Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is an increase in the benefit amount people receive each month. By law, the monthly Social Security and SSI federal benefit rate increases when there is a rise in the cost of living. The government measures changes in the cost of living through the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price […]

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This Fall, Fall Into an Online Account with my Social Security

October 13, 2015 • By

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As the sounds of summer quiet down, and the air turns cooler, you’ll want to check out your favorite football team, check your furnace settings, and check your earnings in your Social Security Statement online. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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