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What Did You Earn At Your First Job? Social Security Can Tell You

July 8, 2021 • By

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Ever wonder what you earned the year you worked your first job? Or perhaps any other year you worked? We can tell you. Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your future Social Security benefits. We keep track of your earnings so we can pay you the benefits you’ve earned over your […]

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What Representatives Should Know About Online Video Hearings

June 24, 2021 • By

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In December 2020, we began offering online video hearings using a secure and free Microsoft Teams platform for you and your client to interact directly with an administrative law judge (ALJ). You can participate in the hearing with an internet connection using a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. This allows the ALJ to see and […]

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WEAAD 2021: Building Strong Support for Older Americans

June 8, 2021 • By

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On June 15, we come together again to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). We continue to advocate for the rights and dignity of older adults—especially during the pandemic. We remain committed to addressing challenges—and working together with our state and federal partners to break down barriers of injustice or inequality for older adults. […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

June 3, 2021 • By

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 raises awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This is more important than ever as cases of elder abuse have increased significantly during the pandemic. Abuser tactics—isolation, manipulation, and systemic barriers (such as ageism and racism)—put older adults at […]

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Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

May 7, 2021 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time. The top three names for both girls – Olivia, Emma, and Ava – and boys – Liam, Noah, and Oliver – remained the same for the second year in […]

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What to Do If You’re Missing Economic Impact Payments

May 4, 2021 • By

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If you, your eligible spouse, or eligible dependent did not receive their EIP – or full amount of the EIP – for […]

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How the Saver’s Credit Can Help You Save for Retirement

April 14, 2021 • By

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Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times, but even harder during a pandemic and challenging economy. An underutilized tax credit, known as the Saver’s Credit, may be able to make it easier. In a nutshell, the Saver’s Credit is a tax credit that is intended to promote retirement savings among people […]

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Three Ways The National Institute On Aging Can Support You

March 11, 2021 • By

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The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports scientific research to help more people live healthy, active lives as they grow older. NIA offers the following resources to support older adults, their families, and caregivers: Information on maintaining health and function as you age. You can read […]

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Social Security and Small Businesses

February 18, 2021 • By

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

February 4, 2021 • By

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Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity. Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI applicants and recipients who begin to receive—or seemingly begin to receive—State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits could […]

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