While the baby boom era is behind us, the effects will live on. The number of people reaching the autumn season of life is higher than ever. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that there are around six hundred million people aged 60 and older living in the world today. That number is expected […]
Author Archive: Chuck Stovall
Chuck Stovall is an assistant district manager with the Social Security Administration.
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 […]
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.
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 www.socialsecurity.gov. 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 […]
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 www.socialsecurity.gov.
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.
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 […]
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 www.socialsecurity.gov/.
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 […]
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?”