Five Resources To Prepare You For Retirement

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure…
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Does Social Security Recognize Power Of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a written document that authorizes one person to act as another’s agent or attorney.  The Treasury Department does not allow the use of Power of Attorney to negotiate Social Security checks or Supplemental Security Income checks.  The Power of Attorney does not give a person the right to cash another’s…
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When Do I Stop Paying FICA Tax?

As long as you continue to work (whether receiving a Social Security check or not), you will pay the FICA tax on your earnings. There is a taxable limit each year, above which you don’t pay the FICA tax.  This year that limit is 127,200.  The tax is named the Federal Insurance Contribution Act and…
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Emma And Noah Remain Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names For 2016

Emma and Noah are again America’s most popular baby names, for the third year in a row. This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma. There is only one new name in the top 10 this year—Elijah, the first time he has ever reached the list of 10.…
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Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: Filing For Retirement, Spouse And Disability Online

Whether you need to file for retirement benefits or disability benefits, the easiest and fastest way to do it is online at www.socialsecurity.gov. You can file for Social Security as early as age 62 at a reduced rate  or you can delay it beyond your full retirement age to receive permanent increases to your monthly…
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