Medicare Enrollment Periods For Part A And Part B: The Initial Enrollment Period

Medicare is the nation’s health care program that accompanies Social Security programs: retirement, disability and certain survivors benefits. Individuals that receive SSI (Supplementary Security Income) generally have entitlement to the local state government’s Medicaid program. The Social Security Administration does not have the responsibility to administer the entire Medicare program. That falls to the Center…
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Annual Social Security Press Release About Trust Funds

Each year the Social Security Trustees examine the Trust Fund and produce a report about its solvency. Here is the actual Press Release. Take a look at it, so you can see where Social Security financing currently stands. No Change for Social Security Combined Trust Fund Reserves Depletion Year Says Board of Trustees Disability Fund…
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Who Can Get Delayed Retirement Credits?

If you delay Social Security benefits, the benefit will increase a certain percentage from the time you reach full retirement age, until you start receiving benefits, or until you reach age 70. The percentage varies depending on your year of birth. For example, if you were born in 1943 or later, we’ll add 8 percent…
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When Will I Stop Paying F.I.C.A.?

F.I.C.A. is an abbreviation for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Some people call it the Social Security tax.  Some call it the payroll tax.  The Act requires employers to withhold taxes from your paycheck to fund the Social Security program.  Your employer also pays a tax equal to the amount withheld from employee earnings.  In…
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Thinking Of Turning A Vacation Visit Into A Permanent Resdience?

It’s summertime and people are exploring foreign countries. The winter snow has melted and what better time to visit that dream foreign destination you’ve been planning for and saving for? What happens if you love the place you visited so much that you decide to stay and put down roots? Will you be able to…
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