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Social Security Benefits Might Be Cut Soon – This Calculator Shows You How Much You’ll Lose
As Social Security trust funds are beginning to run low, the federal government is looking to address the issue. This includes making cuts to Social [...]
17 Tips To Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check
Twenty-four percent of those aged 65 and over live in families that depend on Social Security benefits for 90% or more of their income, according to [...]
How To Offset Lower Social Security Benefits When A Spouse Dies
What happens to a retired couple’s Social Security benefits when a spouse dies? Often there is a substantial loss of income—a problem [...]
Stimulus Checks Cause Some To Lose Disability Benefits
Stimulus payments aren’t supposed to count against eligibility for social insurance programs like disability benefits, but some people might [...]
Supplemental Security Income For Children With Disabilities
Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash payments to children with disabilities whose families have limited [...]
Biden Administration Eases Student Loan Forgiveness For Disabled Borrowers
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced efforts to improve the loan forgiveness process for student borrowers who have a total or [...]
5 Changes to Social Security You Probably Didn't Know
Occasional tweaks to the United States Social Security system aren't uncommon. But more than a just few changes are being implemented this [...]
Apply For Retirement Benefits Online With Social Security
It’s never too early to start planning for retirement, and our online tools can make your planning easier. [...]
Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices
Growing up in Russia, Elena Muraveva was taught the importance of self-reliance. "I really don't like to complain," she said. But [...]
Social Security News: Stimulus and COLA
If you receive Social Security or SSI, you likely have already noticed that your check is slightly larger this year. The Social Security [...]
Will Social Security Recipients Get Their Second Stimulus Checks Automatically?
Most people who got a $1,200 stimulus payment last year via direct deposit will get their second-round $600 stimulus payment the same way — and [...]
How To Avoid Outliving Your Social Security Benefits And Savings
Running out of money in retirement is a huge concern. In fact, 43% of Social Security recipients have this fear, reports SimplyWise. That's [...]
Payroll Agency Addresses Upcoming Social Security Repayment Requirement
The largest federal payroll provider has issued further guidance on the requirement just ahead for many federal employees to repay the Social [...]
Doing This 1 Thing Will Make Your Social Security Filing Decision Less Stressful
Choosing an age to claim Social Security isn't easy. If you file for benefits early -- meaning, before you reach full retirement [...]
Claiming Social Security at 70 Makes Absolute Sense in These Scenarios
The decision to sign up for Social Security isn't one to take lightly, because the filing age you land on will dictate how much monthly [...]
7 Changes to Social Security in 2021
There isn't a social program in this country that bears more importance to the financial well-being of seniors than Social Security. Each month, [...]
3 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You a Fortune
Many seniors rely heavily on Social Security to make ends meet during retirement. If you plan to do the same, then you'd be wise to [...]
Length of Social Security Disability Process Can Be Burden to Applicants
The Social Security Administration has sped up its handling of disability benefits applications in recent years but the length of the process still [...]
Don't Claim Social Security Benefits If You Can't Answer These 3 Questions
Social Security benefits form an important part of most people's retirement plans, so you want to get the most out of the program as [...]
Why Taking Social Security Early Costs Too Much
Starting Social Security early typically means getting a smaller benefit for the rest of your life. The penalty is steep: Someone who applies this [...]
Applying For Social Security Disability Can Be Difficult
Understanding the topic of social security disability can be challenging. Many who apply for benefits are lost in a sea of questions like, “How [...]
Disability Benefits Are Vital For Those Facing Medical Issues
No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they must stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of [...]
Covid-19 Deaths Will Lessen Financial Hit To Social Security From Recession
The financial health of Social Security will be helped by deaths from Covid-19, Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss told [...]
Applying for Disability Benefits During a Global Pandemic
It can take months or even years to get approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in the best of times. Needless to say, now [...]
One Big Reason Social Security Alone Isn't Enough Without Retirement Savings
Over one-third of current workers today believe Social Security will be a major source of income during retirement. [...]
Social Security Continues to Drag Its Feet on Paid Sick Leave, Telework Advancements
Labor leaders say agency officials have proposed setting preconditions on employees’ use of recently enacted partial paid sick leave, [...]
Three Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who [...]
Scammers Using COVID-19 Closures to Target Social Security Recipients
Police say scammers are sending fraudulent letters threatening the suspension of Social Security Benefits because of the coronavirus crisis and [...]
President Trump Orders Delay in Oct. 1 Deadline for REAL ID License
The Oct. 1 deadline for travelers to obtain REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses in order to board domestic and international flights [...]
Don’t Worry, You’ll Still get Your Social Security, Even with the Coronavirus Crisis
The Social Security Administration’s commissioner wants you to know you’ll still get paid, but the agency is changing a few other [...]
3 Ways the Coronavirus Will Affect Social Security
In just a matter of weeks, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed the world. Although initial instances of this illness [...]
Proposed Changes To Social Security Disability Insurance Could Undermine Your Retirement Security, Even If You’re Not Currently Disabled
In November 2019, the Social Security Administration released proposed changes to two programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) [...]
The Overlooked Social Security Benefit Hardly Anyone Knows About
Social Security has evolved dramatically over its 85-year history. Initially seen as a safety net, Social Security now serves a vital purpose in [...]
Trump's Plan to Strengthen Social Security Involves Cutting Disability Benefits
Social Security, America's top social program, is in some pretty big trouble. Every year, the Social Security Board of Trustees releases a [...]
3 Social Security Moves to Make for 2020
Social Security's importance to the pocketbook of the average American retiree can't be overstated. More than 60% of all retired workers [...]
Social Security: The Basics of When to Claim Your Benefit
Retirees generate their income from any number of sources, which can vary from individual to individual, such as a pension, a 401(k), an IRA or, [...]
Our Misconceptions About Mental Illness are Putting People Out of Work
Even though mental illness affects one in five adults — and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide — [...]
How Does Workers' Compensation Affect Social Security Disability?
Workers' compensation and social security disability can have different effects depending on your situation. If you have a workers' [...]
How Much Can I Earn Without Losing My Social Security?
Social Security is a very important source of income for those who are retired or disabled. If you're receiving benefits, the last thing you [...]
6 Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Benefit Questions
IF AN INJURY OR MEDICAL condition makes you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability payments. The Social Security [...]
Senators Join Effort To Increase SSI Asset Limits
A push to allow people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income to keep more assets and remove a penalty affecting those who marry is [...]
Can Senior Citizens get Social Security Disability Insurance?
Maybe it’s the sign of the times, but I’ve been getting a lot of emails recently from senior citizens asking if they can get Social [...]
Cutting Social Security to Offset Paid Parental Leave Would Weaken Retirement Security
Two recently introduced bills allowing workers to trade part of their future Social Security retirement benefits for parental leave benefits after [...]
5 Little-Known Medicare Benefits Every Retiree Should Take Advantage Of
Medicare helps cover in-hospital stays, doctor visits, and prescription drugs for adults 65 and older. But some of its most lucrative benefits are [...]
Social Security Disability Reform is Needed now to Ensure the Program Remains in Existence
Before lawmakers leave for another recess, we are once again dealing with a September full of last-minute funding attempts and series of bills that [...]
Ways to Increase Social Security Disability Checks
APPROXIMATELY 1 IN 4, or 61 million, adults in the United States report a disability, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and [...]
Disability Payments Can’t Keep Up With The Rent
The calls for housing started three, maybe four, years ago, arriving only sporadically to start. Before then, said Robin Tatsuda with the Arc [...]
Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?
As a Federal Employee Attorney practicing over the past 24 years, one of the most popular questions I am asked by my clients is whether or not they [...]
Understanding Social Security
Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American, whether at the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, the onset of a disability, or [...]
Police Warn of Social Security Phone Call Scam
If someone calls you about your Social Security card or number, hang up. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; [...]
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