Tag: social security

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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Social Security to resume mailing statements after budget cuts

Social Security to resume mailing statements after budget cuts

| April 19, 2014

This has to be good news especially for folks who are not able to get online readily to check their statements. While there is a belief that Internet technology is ubiquitous, there are some segments of the population who still prefer paper. Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings BY MARK MILLER CHICAGO An American […]

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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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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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Avoid winter’s perils by going online for Social Security business

Avoid winter’s perils by going online for Social Security business

| December 27, 2013

Old Man Winter arrives this month. For much of the United States, that can mean the possibility of temperatures below freezing and winter storms.

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A novel (but good) idea for a holiday gift

A novel (but good) idea for a holiday gift

| December 19, 2013

Think about giving friends and family something that will help them for years to come—assistance in creating their own my Social Security account.

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