Retirement, Special Events

Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week

February 23, 2018 • By

man and woman writing on couch A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission of helping millions of people prepare for their future. This year, the week is celebrated from February 26 through March 3.

Knowing this, it’s never too early to start planning for your future. Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Savers with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Pledge to save for America Saves Week. Share what you’re saving for using the hashtag #ImSavingFor.

Social Security’s “People Like Me” website has tailor-made information for preparing for your future. Our richly diverse country is made up of countless backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities, yet we all want the same thing — a secure future. You can see many of the diverse people we serve.

Younger people need to know that the earlier you start saving, the more your money can grow. Our website for young workers has resources that can help you secure today and tomorrow.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. William Trusty

    Why did SS beneficiaries not get a benefit from new tax law? When do we get a benefit?

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  2. ZilliamCiz

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  3. WayzeUnole

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  4. Frank

    My wife who has been disabled by Multiple Sclerosis has been denied after waiting 3 years.
    This dysfunctional system made her wait almost 2 years for a hearing and then another 6 months just for the decision.
    I obtained all of the records and notes that the DDS and ALJ used to determine she wasn’t disabled. Talk about disgusting.
    The DDS employee determined she wasn’t eligible because she asked for steroids in the hospital when she was having an MS flare. Any person familiar with MS knows that steroids is the gold standard for treating symptoms. Instead of the DDS idiot consulting with a medical source she decided my wife wasn’t disabled as she was drug seeking.
    Next step is the reconsideration: This is where social security says they will have another DDS examiner review the previous examiners finding and see if they come to a different conclusion. This time the DDS examiner did consult a medical doctor. The only problem. This “doctor” is 84 years old and hasn’t actually practiced medicine since the 70’s. Denied again.
    Next step ALJ: My wife was forced to wait 17 months to see some biased old judge who made his mind up prior to even having the hearing. 6 months later he rendered a denial decision and only used the statement from the 84 year old doctor. He completely ignored my wife’s treating neurologists statements, and records along with the 10 hospitalizations.
    Next step is waiting for the appeals council. Another year down the drain where I’m sure they won’t actually read any of the evidence, and will likely deny my poor wife again.
    Now my wife can’t walk, is basically bed ridden and social security says she isn’t disabled and can work.
    Folks the system is an absolute joke. The problem is no one petitions congress to change anything. After all most people don’t become disabled prior to retirement and likely could care less about the disability program social security has.
    The system is corrupt from the top to the bottom. At the top you have DDS examiners looking at applications. The problem is the DDS examiners have ZERO medical background.
    At the bottom you have ALJ’s. Fake judges really who have as much medical knowledge as the DDS examiners who denied the case to begin with. Lots of times these “judges” have biases and render decisions based on their political beliefs and not the facts. SSA posts statistics for these judges and the republican ones grant approvals at the 20 percent range. Democrat judges grant approvals at the more normal 50-60 percent range.
    Luckily the supreme court is currently hearing arguments as to the constitutionality of these kangaroo court judges. They aren’t appointed yet have lifetime appointments.
    Thank goodness I work and can support my wife. Otherwise she would be living under a bridge somewhere.
    This is totally an un-American way of treating people.

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  5. Adelaide Helen Steely

    My daughter said, maybe she only guessed, that my ex-spouse (married 16.5 yrs) that dad probably drew on my 10 yrs of work after divorce as his income was not that great. I do not begrudge the manic/depressive undiagnosed for yrs dude the money. I am amazed that a guy with a bad stroke is used by fly by nite inner city real estate flippers use his insurance license from fly by nite insurance companies to sell homes. Social Security woman told me on the phone when I asked if I could get an increase “to leave that poor man alone”. He always was able to play some old ugly woman and I saw he worked for census bureau in 2016 as a clerk. His mind slips! so can I get more $. It will probably only pay for my health care part B that the state pays.

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    • Adelaide Helen Steely

      As hard as it is, keep appealing, you will get retroactive money, i.e., back to date of application. I would tell you to contact all your federal and state elected officials. Here in Penna. where we have a knife’s edge between the two parties, we get help as that one vote and those of our relatives count. So get registered and register your wife and let them know at the senators offices that you do vote or will start. I beat a judge in state superior court in a year that all the judges were running for retention. Every vote counts, and try to get another judge and doctor.

      Sincerely, Philly Dem. someone called me a philly lawyer for my tenacity! & I had not gone to college, did later.

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  6. Austin Caramanna

    I need a 1099 were do I look

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  7. Julie

    I was married for 23 years, my husband was the money provider and I was a full time wife and Mom and homemaker. Am I untitled to receive a portion of his benefits even if I’m remarried?

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Julie. Thanks for your question. To be eligible for divorced spouse benefits, the marriage had to last for at least 10 years. Generally, we cannot pay benefits if the divorced spouse remarries someone other than the former spouse, unless the latter marriage ends (whether by death, divorce, or annulment). Check out our Retirement Benefits Planner: If You are Divorced web page for more information on how to qualify. We hope this helps.

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  8. Ruth Plass

    What can be done it don’t have as number of deceased wife . They both were on as disability.

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