Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, Now Available

The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 is now available.  The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables providing comprehensive data on programs administered by the Social Security Administration. These are Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) ) programs and the separate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.   Information includes beneficiary counts, benefit amounts,…
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Newest Annual Statistical Supplement Now Online

The Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012 just became available online at http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2012/index.html.   There is a massive amount of interesting information here, not just concerning Social Security retirement (old-age), survivors and disability insurance (OASDI), but also about other programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Black Lung Benefits, and Veterans’ Disability Benefits.…
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U.S. Treasury Requires Electronic (direct) Deposit By March 1, 2013 – GO Direct Now

This week I posted the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment dates for 2013.   No matter what the scheduled benefit payment date, since May 2011 people filing application for either Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have had to choose electronic delivery of payments, mainly by direct deposit to a financial institution…
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Social Security & DoD Use Electronic Medical Records To Reduce Application Time

From an April 30, 2012, Social Security press release:   Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors Applying for Disability:  Electronic Medical Records Will Reduce Time for a Decision The Social Security Administration and the Department of Defense (DoD) are working together to improve access to disability benefits…
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Will My Military, Or Other Pension, Affect My Social Security?

Q:  Will my military retirement pension reduce my Social Security? I heard that a government pension could reduce SSA benefits.  A:  Your military retirement pension will not reduce your Social Security benefit. Current military personnel pay SSA taxes and earn Social Security coverage. Earnings for active duty service or active duty training have been covered…
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