Social Security

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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Be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

| January 19, 2014

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service provides an opportunity to answer “Life’s most persistent and urgent question…’What are you doing for others?’”

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Medicare is the best care if you are age 65 or older

Medicare is the best care if you are age 65 or older

| January 18, 2014

If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share some […]

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Prepare for tax season with these Social Security tax tips

Prepare for tax season with these Social Security tax tips

| January 13, 2014

Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring, whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent.

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Ring the New Year with a ‘COLA’

Ring the New Year with a ‘COLA’

| January 5, 2014

This year, more than 60 million Americans are receiving a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit payment.

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