Are Social Security Numbers Issued Consecutively?

Q: Are Social Security numbers issued consecutively? A: No. Social Security numbers (SSN’s) have been issued randomly since June 2011 to help protect number integrity and to extend longevity of the nine-digit SSN nationwide. A Social Security number has three parts. Before numbers were issued randomly in 2011, the first three digits, called the Area…
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Are SSA Amounts Based On Where You Live?

Q: Do Social Security retirement amounts change based on what state you live in? A: No. Your retirement amount is based on your personal work history over many years and your age when starting benefits, not on where you live. It will not change if you move to a different state. Your best 35 years…
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Social Security Outperforms America’s Top Websites

Today’s post is mostly from the February 2015 edition of the Social Security newsletter. Read the full newsletter here. Social Security has done it again! Social Security’s websites scored higher in customer satisfaction than those of some of the leading private sector companies in America, according to the ForeSee E-government Satisfaction Index. The Index also…
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Recently Change Your Name?

Recently change your name? Is your name the same on your W-2 form as on your Social Security number (SSN) card?  If you need to update your name on your Social Security card, remember that doing so is free. Social Security does not charge a fee for Social Security number actions whether name change, replacement of a…
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Is Payroll Tax Withheld If I Work And Receive Social Security?

Q: I stopped working full-time at the end of 2014 and started Social Security retirement. For the next few months I will work part-time and then retire completely. Will Social Security payroll tax be held from my paycheck? If yes, will this increase my retirement amount?  A: Yes, you continue to pay Social Security and…
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