Have Child With Disability? Know About SSI.

Q:  My newborn has serious health problems and a hospital nurse said I should call Social Security.  Why?  I do not receive Social Security. A:  Healthy or not, children younger than age 18 can receive Social Security benefits through a parents work record if that parent receives SSA retirement, disability or is insured for survivors…
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Divorced? Learn About SSA Divorced Spouse Benefits.

Q:   I have been divorced for several years.   Since my ex-husband had higher earnings, can I receive Social Security from his record? A:  Perhaps.   If divorced, benefits to you from your ex-spouse’s Social Security record are possible if the marriage lasted 10 years or longer and other requirements are met.  This is even if he…
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Your FRA – Why It Matters

Q:  What is full retirement age?  Why is it important? A:  Full retirement age (FRA) is of major importance in computing Social Security benefit amounts.  Whether SSA retirement, survivors or disability benefits are involved, before computing any benefit paid on your record, your FRA amount is determined first. Full retirement age, also called normal retirement…
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Register Now – Business Services Webinar For Employers

Online services, including electronic input of W-2 data and verification of employee Social Security numbers, are available for employers. For security, advance registration is required. Firms providing payroll services can register once and then use these services for all clients. Just announced, the first of two SSA Business Services Online webinars is scheduled for November…
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Do Members Of Congress Pay Into Social Security?

Q:  Do Members of Congress pay into Social Security? A:  Yes.  The 1983 Social Security Amendments (P.L. 98-21),  provided Social Security program coverage to federal civilian employees hired or returning to federal employment on or after January 1, 1984.  This includes the President, Vice-President, all Members of Congress, Federal judges and executive-level political appointees.  They…
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