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With the New Year Comes New Changes

November 28, 2016 • By

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Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a slight increase in 2017. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to […]

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Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

November 17, 2016 • By

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The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and catching up with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to […]

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Going Online with Social Security Isn’t Hard Work

November 7, 2016 • By

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Summer is just a memory. Long gone is the day when you fired up the grill with family and friends in the backyard on Labor Day. It’s time to put away the shorts and bring out the jackets. When you’re raking the leaves, remember that the best part of labor isn’t the single day off […]

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Retiring Overseas? What You Need to Know About Getting Benefits Abroad

October 20, 2016 • By

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There are a number of people who choose to live their retirement years in places outside of the United States. Perhaps retirement in Thailand or Portugal is in your plans. Maybe you plan to split your year between Central Europe and Central Asia. In many cases, it’s still possible to receive your retirement benefits while […]

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A Secure Retirement for All

October 6, 2016 • By

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Having a secure retirement is an important pillar of strength for the middle class in America. Yet, it is unavailable to too many workers in our country. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re acutely aware of the particular challenges faced by middle class Latinos in the workforce. Not only do Latinos face wage disparities, they’re also […]

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Why Social Security is Important to Latinos

September 22, 2016 • By

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Few things are more important to a secure and dignified retirement than Social Security. It plays a large role in the economic well-being of Latinos. According to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Latino and African American households have significantly less in retirement savings than white households, and about half of elderly Latinos receive more […]

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Rockin’ the Labor Force – Your Stories

September 6, 2016 • By

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Labor Day is a turning point for many people. We consider it the end of summer because many schools fill with students in September. Also, many fall sports begin with Labor Day weekend. Some of you may have celebrated the holiday by beginning to think about exiting the labor force — and beginning your retirement […]

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Discover a Whole World of Retirement Possibilities

September 1, 2016 • By

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Christopher Columbus might be one of the most famous explorers in America. He’s credited with discovering the New World, though Native Americans were here long before the Italian sailor. Centuries later, there are new horizons to explore and you can do it from the comfort of your home or office. With Social Security, you can […]

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Is Someone You Know Wondering “Who” FICA Is?

August 22, 2016 • By

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Social Security’s Acting Commissioner, Carolyn W. Colvin, likes to tell this amusing story. A colleague’s teenage daughter came home bursting with excitement after receiving her first paycheck. But she had one question about her earnings statement. “Well, Dad” — she asked him earnestly — “who is this FICA?”

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