Changes Ahead

Greetings everyone, Changes are ahead for these posts. The posts will continue but I have retired from the Social Security Administration. This is my final post.  Going forward, a Social Security partner of mine will continue to share information with you. At the invitation of a Forum Communications representative, I began writing these posts in…
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No One Knows About A 2017 COLA Yet

Articles guessing about Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for next year are starting to appear.  No matter what you read or hear, no one knows 2017 COLA information yet and no one will officially know until approximately mid-October. Last year, the Social Security COLA press release was on October 15.  By…
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Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016

The new edition of Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016 is available. I like this booklet. Perhaps you will too. Issued annually, this short booklet answers frequently asked questions about the programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It highlights basic program data for the Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability (OASDI) and…
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Getting Ready For W-2 Time – Social Security Business Services Online

Are you an employer? Do you handle payroll services, whether for one business or many? Has your business registered to use the free Social Security Business Services Online (BSO) yet?  Use of BSO is free but registration is required. Although W-2 season may seem far away, now is a good time to prepare by making…
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Is Social Security Prorated For Month Of Death?

On July 20, I wrote that Social Security retirement, when started at age 62, was not prorated for the number of days that you were 62 in the month. You are either eligible for the complete month or not at all. For retirement, you must be at least age 62 through the entire month to…
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