Leap Year Births And Social Security Benefits

Leap Year, a year in which February contains 29 days, occurs in years evenly divisible by four (2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, etc.). The next Leap Day will be 2/29/2020. The probability of a Leap Year birthday is 1 in 1,461. That means that less than 0.07% of the entire world’s population was born on Leap Day.…
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Medicare: Who Gets Automatically Enrolled Under Part A And Part B?

Medicare is the national healthcare program that goes along with Social Security benefits. It is available to people who are 65 and older, Social Security disability beneficiaries after 24 months of receiving benefits, people with end stage chronic renal disease requiring a transplant or maintenance dialysis, and those exposed to environmental hazards under certain circumstances.…
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Social Security Earnings Limit 2017

On Tuesday, 10/18/16, I published the Social Security Press Release about the Cost of Living Increase and other Annual Changes. The fact sheet about other Annual Changes contains some useful figures for workers, Social Security beneficiaries and others interested in our programs. One of the changes included was the increase in Social Security Earnings Limit (or…
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Social Security Cost Of Living 2017

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries…
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How Does Work Affect Retirement, Survivors, Social Security Disability And Supplemental Income Benefits?

Social Security is with you through life’s journey.  Social Security provides benefits at some of the most crucial intersections in life: at retirement, when a loved one dies and when someone becomes disabled.  Social Security delivers monthly benefits that help replace some of the income lost because of these life events.  Some people want to…
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