Social Security Benefits By State And County

The annual publication “OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County” was recently released with information as of December 2015. OASDI is Social Security retirement (old-age), survivors and disability insurance benefits. From the preface: “This annual publication focuses on the Social Security beneficiary population—people receiving Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits—at the local level. It presents…
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Estimate For Your Survivors – SSA Statement

Last week I wrote that Social Security survivors benefits were not included in the original 1935 Social Security Act but were considered so important that they were created as part of the 1939 Amendments. This changed Social Security from a retirement program only for individual workers into the family-based economic security program we have today.…
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The Beginnings Of SSA Survivors Benefits

As of June 2016, approximately 10 percent of all Social Security retirement, survivors and disability monthly benefits are paid as survivors benefits, representing about 6,060,000 people of all ages across the nation. Breaking this down further, about 6.2 percent (3,766,000 people) of Social Security benefits are received by widows and widowers based on age and…
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Not All Spousal Benefits To Wife Or Husband Are Based On Age

Q: I plan to start Social Security retirement next January, including benefits for our 17-year-old son who is in high school. Can my wife receive Social Security on my record then because our son will? She is in her 50’s and working. A: Because your son is age 17 and not younger, the answer is…
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Social Security 81th Anniversary Is This Weekend

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the 1935 Social Security Act into law at 3:30pm in the afternoon on August 14, 1935. Above is a composite photo of the signing. Of special note in the photo is Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States and a major…
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