Wounded Warriors – Not Just For Veterans Day

Did you know that Social Security provides expedited processing of disability claims for Wounded Warriors?   While the same disability rules apply for everyone, Social Security uses the Wounded Warriors expedited process for military service members disabled while on active military duty on or after October 1, 2001.   Social Security benefits are different from those…
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How Many People Receive Social Security In Your County?

Curious about how many people receive Social Security in your state?  In your county?  How much money is involved?  See OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2010, at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2010/index.html.  OASDI stands for Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance, the three programs of Social Security.  State data is shown by individual county, including amounts and type of…
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No Charge To Correct Your Social Security Card

Q:  Recently married, I looked for instructions to change my name on my Social Security card and found a non-government website that charged money for this.  A friend said changing my name with Social Security is free.  Is it? A:  Yes, it is free.  Social Security does not charge a fee for Social Security number (SSN) card…
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Income Taxes & Your Social Security Benefit

Q:  Are federal income taxes withheld from Social Security checks?   A:  Income taxes are not routinely withheld from SSA checks but you can request that this be done.  To have taxes withheld from your SSA monthly benefits, complete Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form W-4V, “Voluntary Withholding Request”available from IRS or download it at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/taxwithold.htm.   Within…
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Employers: Transmit W-2 Data Electronically

Useful tools for employers and the self-employed, including electronic transmission of W-2 and W-2c data, are part of Social Security business services online.   Services are free but advance registration is required.  Register now so your personal PIN and password will be established for use in reporting 2011 wages.  If your business involves performing payroll services for…
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