When Will I Stop Paying F.I.C.A.?

F.I.C.A. is an abbreviation for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Some people call it the Social Security tax.  Some call it the payroll tax.  The Act requires employers to withhold taxes from your paycheck to fund the Social Security program.  Your employer also pays a tax equal to the amount withheld from employee earnings.  In…
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Thinking Of Turning A Vacation Visit Into A Permanent Resdience?

It’s summertime and people are exploring foreign countries. The winter snow has melted and what better time to visit that dream foreign destination you’ve been planning for and saving for? What happens if you love the place you visited so much that you decide to stay and put down roots? Will you be able to…
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What Is A Social Security Claim Number?

Sometimes people who receive benefits from Social Security are puzzled when they find out that their claim number is not their own Social Security number.  So, how does Social Security assign claim numbers? A claim number is the Social Security number under which a claim is filed or benefits are paid. If you receive SSI…
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How And Why To Review Your Social Security Statement

Your Social Security Statement contains information about whether or not you have worked long enough to receive Social Security benefits as well as how much you will receive. Reviewing the Statement is the first step on the road to understanding how Social Security works and making sure that Social Security has a correct history of…
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Social Security’s Top Five New Blog Posts

Social Security’s blog is a go-to source for news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts with…
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