Author Archive: Chuck Stovall

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

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This Halloween, don’t be spooked by Social Security online

| October 29, 2013

SOCIAL SECURITY Don’t look now, but it’s Halloween! Halloween is time for kids of all ages to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. It is also a time of visiting haunted houses and watching those scary horror films. Think of the movies that frightened you the most, and they usually have an element of […]

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Let Social Security help guide you to work

Let Social Security help guide you to work

| September 26, 2013

If you are getting disability benefits, we understand how difficult the prospect of trying to work can be. We also understand that the possibility of having medical and financial benefits cut off can be frightening. But rest assured, Social Security has some great work incentives in place that allow people with disabilities to “test the waters” and prove that they can work before any benefits are stopped.

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Social Security: You know where to find us (because we make it easy)

| September 13, 2013

By Chuck Stovall If you’ve read anything about Social Security in recent years, then you probably know that our most convenient office location is wherever you happen to be—thanks to Whether you’re on your home or office computer, or at the park or the beach with a mobile device, Social Security’s online office is […]

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Get Social Security benefit verification letter online

| September 4, 2013

Do you need a letter from Social Security verifying your benefits? The fastest, easiest, most convenient way to get a benefit verification letter these days is to go online to

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Reflecting on 78 years of Social Security

| August 28, 2013

When I think about Social Security on the eve of the program’s 78th anniversary, I am amazed by what a significant difference it has made, one event at a time, one person at a time. Over Social Security’s long history, every single monthly payment has made a difference to an American somewhere.

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Spouses have significant Social Security retirement benefit

| August 22, 2013

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the time comes to apply for retirement benefits. In many cases, one spouse may have earned significantly more than the other spouse, or have worked for a longer span of years. Or, it could be that one […]

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It’s baseball season! Who’s on first? You are, with Social Security

| August 15, 2013

Who’s on first base? You are, when the time comes to do business with Social Security. We always place customer service first and strive to hit a home run with every person we serve.

What’s on second? Our heavy-hitting team of top-rated online services, that’s what! For example, you can use my Social Security to set up an account and get access to your Social Security Statement to see estimates of your future benefits. If you know your bases are loaded and you are ready to retire, you can hit the ball out of the park with our online retirement application. You’ll find it all at

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Social Security questions and answers

| August 9, 2013

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration Question: I need proof of my Social Security income. Can I get verification online? Answer: Yes! The best way to get a benefit verification letter is by using a my Social Security account. Your personal my Social Security account is a convenient and secure way for you to check […]

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Young workers, meet Social Security

| August 7, 2013

Welcome to the workforce, new workers! Whether you’re beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to hit you when you see your first pay stub: “What is the FICA and why is my paycheck less because of it?”

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Apply for Social Security disability benefits from home

| July 29, 2013

Have you been thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits, but you are unable to visit a Social Security office to complete the interview? Perhaps your disabling condition makes it difficult to visit a Social Security office. We have good news: you can complete your application for Social Security disability benefits from the convenience of your home. Get started at

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