Popular Baby Names Of 2015 Are Here

See the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, 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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When Do SSA Survivors Benefits Begin?

Q: When do Social Security survivors benefits begin? A: Social Security survivors benefits can begin effective with the month of death, assuming there are eligible family members to pay. When a person receiving Social Security benefits dies, even at the end of a month, benefits are not payable for that month. For example, if the death is…
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Today Is Check Your Statement Day

Noted in yesterday’s post about my Social Security, today is “Check Your Statement Day.” Checking your Social Security Statement is important for retirement planning but, in my opinion, it is even more important for people many years away from retirement, especially if you have dependent children. Including survivors and disability benefits, Social Security is far…
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Social Security Numbers For Twins

Q: I am expecting twins soon. Could they have Social Security numbers in numerical order to make them easier to remember? A: Decades ago before computerization this could have been done but it is not a good idea. With the random method used to issue Social Security numbers (SSN) today, the possibility of sequential numbers…
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