Five Resources To Prepare You For Retirement

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure…
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Understanding When The Monthly Earnings Limit Applies

There is an earnings limit for those receiving benefits who are under their full retirement age and receiving benefits. This limit does not apply to those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. When beneficiaries with disabling conditions return to work, they should consider the work incentives available to assist them and the return to work rules specific to disability…
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Changes Ahead

Greetings everyone, Changes are ahead for these posts. The posts will continue but I have retired from the Social Security Administration. This is my final post.  Going forward, a Social Security partner of mine will continue to share information with you. At the invitation of a Forum Communications representative, I began writing these posts in…
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No One Knows About A 2017 COLA Yet

Articles guessing about Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for next year are starting to appear.  No matter what you read or hear, no one knows 2017 COLA information yet and no one will officially know until approximately mid-October. Last year, the Social Security COLA press release was on October 15.  By…
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Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016

The new edition of Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016 is available. I like this booklet. Perhaps you will too. Issued annually, this short booklet answers frequently asked questions about the programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It highlights basic program data for the Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability (OASDI) and…
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