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How Social Security Shares Data to Help You

April 10, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey — when you’re born, start working, get married, become disabled, lose a loved one, and when you retire. At every stage, we strive to make your interaction with us as seamless as possible. One way we do that is through our data exchange programs. Data exchange happens […]

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What Are the Most Common Retirement Questions You Receive about Social Security?

April 6, 2017 • By

There are two big questions I hear plenty. My husband wants to retire at 62 and start taking Social Security. Is that okay? This typically comes up because husbands are often a few years older than their wives, and figure they want to “get their money’s worth” by taking Social Security as early as possible. […]

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Take 5 Steps toward Your Financial Security

April 3, 2017 • By

April is National Social Security Month and a perfect time to think about your future. We’d like to encourage you to take Five Steps toward Your Financial Security Planning for the future may seem intimidating to many, but we’ve broken the task down into five easy steps:

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Inspector General Updates Public About OIG Impersonation Scheme

March 31, 2017 • By

Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.  Since alerting the public in early March about suspicious calls from people posing as Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigators, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the OIG have received additional reports […]

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

March 30, 2017 • By

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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Knowing where you stand now with Social Security will pay off

March 23, 2017 • By

For most people, Social Security is a mystery. We see that 6.2 percent deduction on our pay stubs and wonder: What does it mean for my financial future? The answers: A lot. And not enough. After tax season, take a few minutes to go online and read your Social Security statement. Even if your retirement […]

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What is FICA

March 20, 2017 • By

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

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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You, Women’s History, and the Power of Social Security

March 10, 2017 • By

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women, and in the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than […]

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We’re Working Together to Secure Today and Tomorrow

February 27, 2017 • By

Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing that first paycheck. You might be a little surprised when you see a portion of your earnings go to a tax called “FICA” for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. This deduction goes to Social Security and is your […]

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