Remarriage And Social Security Benefits

The situation where the question of remarriage and Social Security benefits usually comes up is survivor’s benefits. If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more. Benefits paid to you as a…
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When Does My Social Security Retirement Check Go Down?

Retirement security is one of the most important considerations of the future retiree.  So, under what circumstances would your Social Security retirement check go down? The primary insurance amount calculated for you will not go down.  When cost of living increases are given, the amount of your benefit actually increases.  If you continue to work…
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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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