Author Archive: Chuck Stovall

Chuck Stovall is an assistant district manager with the Social Security Administration.

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Race to retirement

Race to retirement

| May 20, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration And, they’re off! Wanda Worker takes the lead as she visits my Social Security and gets a handle on her retirement planning. John Q. Public gains ground as he uses Social Security’s Retirement Estimator to get a clearer picture of his future retirement benefits. It’s neck and neck. But wait—Average Joe […]

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Older Americans benefit from My Social Security

Older Americans benefit from My Social Security

| May 14, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration Each May, groups and organizations around the nation join in celebrating Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, Older Americans Month provides an opportunity for our nation to recognize seniors for their many contributions and share important information to help them stay healthy and active. This year’s theme is “Safe […]

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Faster benefit decisions for veterans

Faster benefit decisions for veterans

| May 6, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits for veterans with disabilities: a new expedited disability process. We believe it is important to recognize those who currently […]

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‘If You Give A Man A Mouse’

‘If You Give A Man A Mouse’

| April 30, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration  Happy National Poetry Month. Now, if you’ll have a look-see, read our poem inspired by If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (by Laura Numeroff): If you give a man a mouse he’s going to want to use the computer. If he uses the computer he’ll probably want to […]

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Social Security goes green on Earth Day—and every day

Social Security goes green on Earth Day—and every day

| April 23, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of offering convenient, easy-to-use, and secure online services. We, along with those we serve, have saved a lot of paper, shipping costs, and fuel—and cut back on a lot of carbon exhaust and pollution—by going online instead of doing things […]

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Don’t stress over fraud

Don’t stress over fraud

| April 15, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security. However, if you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet. We encourage you to be cautious of […]

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Dust off your financial plan

Dust off your financial plan

| April 9, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off—that long-term financial plan. April is National Financial Literacy Month—the perfect time to spring into action when it comes to planning your financial future. If you already have a plan, this […]

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Helping Americans with disabilities

Helping Americans with disabilities

| April 2, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration The World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to global health. At Social Security, we […]

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Beware the Ides of March (and every day)

Beware the Ides of March (and every day)

| March 25, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration “Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer to Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. We at Social Security recommend you beware not only the Ides of March, but every day—and every time—you go on the Internet. Identity theft and cyber-crimes are among the fastest-growing crimes in America. […]

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When ‘storms’ hit, Social Security has you covered

| March 18, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration We have experienced unusually cold and stormy weather this year and more is on its way. That makes it more appropriate than ever to recognize National Umbrella Month this March. National Umbrella Month is a time to celebrate a useful invention used by most everyone. It’s no coincidence that […]

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