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Prepare for your disability interview: tips from Social Security

February 23, 2017 • By

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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No Need to Visit a Field Office: Replace Your SSA-1099 Benefit Statement Online

February 2, 2017 • By

We’re with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. Social Security has made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our […]

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

January 19, 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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What You Should Know About the SSI Program

January 12, 2017 • By

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

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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Share the Gift of Security

December 5, 2016 • By

We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment of giving an awkward gift! […]

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Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

December 1, 2016 • By

In December, Social Security will launch a new service for my Social Security account holders where the public can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal filed with us. The service will provide detailed information about retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals filed either online […]

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With the New Year Comes New Changes

November 28, 2016 • By

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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An Increase in Social Security Benefits in 2017

October 18, 2016 • By

The annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) usually means an increase in the benefit amount people receive each month. By law, the monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefit rate increases when there is a rise in the cost of living. The government measures changes in the cost of living through the Department of […]

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