Rosie The Riveter: Working Women’s Icon

“Rosie the Riveter” is an American icon representing women working in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced much of the armaments and ammunition to supply the war effort. They also paid FICA on their wages, contributing to the…
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Social Security Spouse Benefit Rate Versus Survivor Benefit Rate

If you receive a benefit because you are or were married to a worker covered under Social Security, it is important for you to know the difference between spouse’s benefits and survivor’s benefits rates of payment. If you are currently married to a worker who has forty work credits and begins receiving Social Security retirement…
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Social Security Benefits And Voluntary Tax Withholding

As we head toward 2018, now may be a good time to think about voluntary tax withholding and your Social Security benefits. Since some of your Social Security benefits might be taxed, (visit this link for more information about taxation of benefits: www.ssa.gov/planners/taxes.html) you may want to do some voluntary tax withholding from your Social…
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Social Security’s Gift To Children Is Security

During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. Caring for children is one of the best ways to safeguard the future. And we at Social Security know a thing or two about helping children. The application for a Social Security number and card is sometimes…
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Whose Work Affects Your Social Security Benefits?

Often I am asked the question, “Will my spouse’s work affect my Social Security benefits?” The answer is usually no, but it could be different in one specific circumstance, I’ll discuss last.  To be clear, we are talking about the withholding of Social Security benefits due to earnings over the allowable earnings limit.  Most people realize that if you…
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