Whose Work Affects Your Social Security Benefits?

Often I am asked the question, “Will my spouse’s work affect my Social Security benefits?” The answer is usually no, but it could be different in one specific circumstance, I’ll discuss last.  To be clear, we are talking about the withholding of Social Security benefits due to earnings over the allowable earnings limit.  Most people realize that if you…
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Three Things You Need To Know About Seasonal Work And Social Security

Right after Halloween, stores and businesses begin advertising that they’re looking for seasonal workers. It’s a good way to make extra income during the busy holiday season. We know you may have some questions about seasonal work and how it affects your work record. Social Security is here to answer your top three questions about…
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Things To Think About Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected happens. We are there for you when you finally stop working as well. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of American workers, primarily through retirement benefits. But we’re also there for you if the unexpected happens and…
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Updated 2018 Taxable Maximum Amount Announced

Lower Amount Based on Corrected W2s Provided to Social Security by Payroll Service Provider In October of each year, the Social Security Administration announces adjustments that take effect the following January that are based on the increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security had at the time of the October 13,…
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When Is My Payment Due?

Everyone needs to be certain about when their Social Security and Supplemental Security checks are due to insure financial stability in their lives. In the past,  all Social Security checks were due on the third of the month. That meant that a lot of people were banking or cashing or spending their Social Security checks…
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