Author Archive: Chuck Stovall

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

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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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Little changes make big difference in serving you

Little changes make big difference in serving you

| March 12, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration A new year is a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, secure your finances for retirement, devote more time to charity or go on a vacation you’ve […]

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Your spouse may be covered by Social Security

| March 4, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse (including a same-sex spouse) may be entitled to Social Security spouses’ benefits based on your record. Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the […]

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Social Security variety sampler

Social Security variety sampler

| February 26, 2014

February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month. So please accept as our gift to you this variety sampler of Social Security’s sweetest online services.

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Disability benefits for what (severely) ails you

Disability benefits for what (severely) ails you

| February 25, 2014

The month of February is a time to recognize how critically important Social Security disability benefits are for people with severe disabilities and their families.

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Are your Social Security benefits taxable?

Are your Social Security benefits taxable?

| February 20, 2014

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable? The short answer is: sometimes. Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens […]

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