Start Of Original Social Security Website

Times change. This day in 1994 saw the launch of the original Social Security website. May 17, 1994, was only twenty-two years ago. Updated many times since then, the official website, www.socialsecurity.gov, is just one of many methods used by the Social Security Administration to reach the public. SSA social media channels have expanded to…
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Farewell, Patty Duke

Patty Duke died last week at age 69.   Along with her acting and other accomplishments, for several years Patty Duke did public service announcements for the Social Security Administration. As a voluntary spokesperson, she helped promote a growing number of Social Security online services.  My personal favorite of these is the video of her applying…
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Changing Direct Deposit

Q: How long will it take Social Security to change my direct deposit account? A: This depends on computer processing dates during the month, your payment date and when you contact Social Security to report the change. Direct deposit is the term for electronically sending your benefit payment directly to your financial institution. Benefits should…
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Need A Replacement SSA-1099?

Q: For taxes, how do I replace my 1099 from Social Security? A: The SSA-1099 tax form is mailed each January to everyone receiving Social Security benefits. For tax purposes, it shows the total amount of benefits received by you from Social Security in the previous year. If a replacement 1099 is needed, the easiest…
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What Is The Maximum 2016 Social Security Retirement Amount?

The maximum monthly Social Security retirement amount payable in a year generates a lot of interest. Here is the 2016 amount. To be clear, this will be the maximum amount payable to a person retiring exactly at full retirement age (FRA) in 2016. This is not the same as the highest possible Social Security retirement amount.…
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