Benefits To Your Stepchild

Q: Can my stepdaughter receive from my record when I retire? A: Perhaps. Your biological, adopted or dependent stepchildren may also qualify on your record when you receive Social Security benefits. In general, the child must be unmarried, and either younger than age 18, age 18 – 19 and still in high school, or over age…
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Earnings And Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Q: How do earnings reduce Supplemental Security Income amounts? A: This question is about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and does not apply to Social Security benefits. Supplemental Security Income is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. It is designed to help people aged 65 and over as well as blind and…
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Popular Baby Names By State

The 2015 top ten male and female baby names nationally were posted here on May 6, with larger lists of popular names on the Social Security website. Popular baby names since 1880 are there. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security…
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Popular Baby Names Of 2015 Are Here

See the Social Security website,, for the most popular baby names of 2015. The agency website has name information dating back to 1880 based on Social Security number (SSN) applications. Note that many people born before 1937 never applied for a Social Security card, so their names are not included in our data. At…
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Coming Soon: Top Baby Names Of 2015

Mother’s Day is almost here. On or near that day, the Social Security Administration will publish the most popular baby names of 2015 based on Social Security number card applications. Top names for 2014 and prior years are here. Expect the top baby names for 2015 soon, first on the official Social Security website and then…
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