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Social Security Tips for April 2013

  Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October […]

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Social Security Tips for March

  Many ask about receiving Social Security and unemployment at the same time. Unemployment insurance benefits are not counted under the Social Security annual earnings test and therefore do not affect receipt of Social Security benefits. However, the receipt of a pension or other retirement income, including Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits, may reduce […]

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Social Security Tips – January 2013

Social Security expanded the services available with a mySocialSecurity account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.   For those receiving Social Security and SSI benefits, they can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history and earnings record […]

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Social Security Tips – December 2012

People receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase. SSI recipients should notice the increase in their December 31, 2012 payment and those receiving Social Security will notice the increase in their January 2013 check. Other Social Security changes in 2013 are worth noting. For example, a worker […]

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When Should You Collect Social Security?

A growing number of Americans have been forced to delay their planned retirement date due to job and savings losses suffered during the past recession. Postponing retirement not only means working longer, but also delaying when you start collecting Social Security. Currently, workers can begin collecting Social Security as early as age 62 and as […]

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Social Security 2013 Cost of Living Adjustments

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2012, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent COLA for 2013. Other important 2013 Social Security information is as follows: Tax Rate: 2012 2013 Employee […]

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Social Security Tips – September 6 2012

There is a U.S. Department of Treasury rule that does away with paper checks for most federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. With a few exceptions, this mandate includes Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other non-tax payments. Please visit www.godirect.org or www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit for […]

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