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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Benefits To A Young Spouse

Q:  When I start SSA retirement, can my wife receive as a spouse even if she is younger than age 62? A:  Possibly, if there is a child receiving benefits through your record.   Not all SSA spousal benefits are based on age.  At any age, benefits to your spouse might be payable if a child under…
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Many Languages Are On The SSA Website

Is English your second language?  Are you learning a language and want practice reading?  Check out the Social Security website Multilanguage Gateway at www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage/ and linked from the homepage.  From Arabic to Farsi and Polish to Vietnamese, you can find a selection of SSA publications in 15 different languages.   For Spanish, more than publications are…
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