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What is FICA

March 20, 2017 • By

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FICA taxes help provide benefits for retirees, disabled people and children. This contribution helps your parents and grandparents have a secure retirement while securing today and tomorrow for you and your future family. Learn more about FICA.

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Women need to understand their Social Security benefit…but that’s not all!

March 13, 2017 • By

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One of the biggest mistakes people make is simply not taking the time or waiting too long to understand how the retirement system works. If you’re worried that you won’t have enough money to last throughout a longer lifetime, take action by doing something about it. According to a 2016 survey, only 40 percent of […]

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Prepare for your disability interview: tips from Social Security

February 23, 2017 • By

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When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short or long-term disability, most people faced with a disability will file for benefits with Social […]

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There’s Plenty You Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits!

January 19, 2017 • By

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Life is unpredictable. When something interrupts your plans, it’s good to know there’s a way to supplement your income, in case of an unexpected life event. Social Security has a strict definition of disability based on your inability to work and provide for yourself and your family. Disability benefits are available only to people with […]

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What You Should Know About the SSI Program

January 12, 2017 • By

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The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash assistance to people with limited income and few resources. But … how much do you really know about this program?

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Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

December 29, 2016 • By

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This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we […]

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Generosity Begins at Home

December 22, 2016 • By

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With the year coming to an end and the holidays upon us, I want to wish you and your family a healthy and safe holiday season. This is a time of reflection for all of us. A time to embrace the season’s spirit of generosity and selflessness. We like to give to our loved ones […]

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Celebrating Those Who Provide Care

December 21, 2016 • By

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November was National Family Caregivers Month. In his Presidential Proclamation in celebration of caregivers, President Obama reminds us that our great nation was founded on the ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another. For millions of Americans, this concept is more than an ideal. It’s a day-to-day reality.

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Keeping our Disability Programs Updated

December 15, 2016 • By

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As we continue to reflect on the 60th anniversary of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) this year, it’s worth noting some of the ways the program has evolved over time. A lot has changed since DI started in 1956! We continuously work to ensure our programs keep pace with rapid changes in medical care, healthcare […]

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Obamacare Offers New Protections for LGBTQ Americans

December 8, 2016 • By

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As we celebrate LGBTQ Enrollment Week of Action, millions of Americans—including many LGBTQ people—are already covered by health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. And millions more can get covered before January 31, 2017. For many in the LGBTQ community, access to health care might not seem like much of a priority. But health […]

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