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Three Things You Need to Know about Seasonal Work and Social Security

December 4, 2017 • By

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Right after Halloween, stores and businesses begin advertising that they’re looking for seasonal workers. It’s a good way to make extra income during the busy holiday season. We know you may have some questions about seasonal work and how it affects your work record. Social Security is here to answer your top three questions about […]

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How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age

November 30, 2017 • By

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For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re willing and able, maintaining gainful employment later in life could go a long way […]

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Reflecting during Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 • By

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives. At Social Security, we are most thankful because we’re able to provide you with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey.

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Learning the Lingo of Social Security

November 2, 2017 • By

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Is Social Security a topic in your conversations these days? Are you familiar with the lingo used to describe Social Security benefits, or does it sound like a new vocabulary to you? Social Security employees strive to explain benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. But if a technical term or acronym (an abbreviation of the first […]

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Improve Your Retirement with a my Social Security Account

October 23, 2017 • By

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September was National Self-Improvement Month, but it’s always a good time to focus on your health and wellness. While you do that, make sure your retirement is healthy, too, by opening a secure, personal my Social Security account.

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New Wage Reporting Application

October 18, 2017 • By

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On September 23, 2017, we released a new wage reporting application behind the my Social Security portal. Now, people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees can report wages securely online. It’s faster and easier than ever before for SSDI beneficiaries and their representative payees to report wages; they can avoid visiting […]

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Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2018

October 13, 2017 • By

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When we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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Protecting Your Social Security

September 15, 2017 • By

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At Social Security, protecting your personal information is more important than ever. We continue to evaluate and improve our robust cyber-security program to safeguard your information. The thing is, we can’t do it alone. You can help us secure your information by taking one of these steps: Open your personal my Social Security account. A […]

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During Hurricane Season, Be Prepared with Electronic Payments

September 14, 2017 • By

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Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey, especially during periods of hardship and tragedy. We want you to be ready when natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, occur. When disaster strikes, you’ll need immediate access to your funds. One of the best ways to prepare is to sign up to receive electronic […]

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Do Your Patriotic Duty and Brush Up on Survivors Benefits with Social Security

September 11, 2017 • By

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In 2009, Congress designated September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance for those who gave their lives in service to the nation. As we honor the sacrifices made on Patriot Day, it might be a good time to learn more about how Social Security can help the survivors of these fallen heroes.

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