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Social Security: Understanding spouses’ benefits

Marriage is a cultural institution that exists all over the world. Having a partner means sharing many things including a home and other property. Understanding… Continue reading


Working while disabled? Social Security can help

While it may be best known for retirement, Social Security is also here to help you get back to work if you are disabled. For… Continue reading


How Social Security defines disability

Disability affects millions of Americans, in one form or another. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching… Continue reading


Helping veterans and active duty military members

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members… Continue reading

Don’t get fooled by false Medicare, Social Security ads

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying… Continue reading

Why Social Security retirement is important for women

Social Security plays an especially important role in providing economic security for women. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and… Continue reading

Social Security when you are self-employed

Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes from their paycheck, matches that contribution, sends taxes… Continue reading

Medicare, explained

Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life… Continue reading

What is the future of Social Security? A board of trustees annual report

Recently, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI)… Continue reading

Helpful facts about Social Security disability benefits

When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline to help… Continue reading

Five steps for social security success

No matter how much you’ve planned, there’s no better time than now to think about your future. We’d like to encourage you to take “Five… Continue reading

Social Security honors the nation’s heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military… Continue reading

It’s national social security month

National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services. From programs that help support… Continue reading

Women’s history and Social Security

March is Women’s History Month. This is a time to focus not just on women’s achievements, but on the challenges women continue to face. In… Continue reading

You can help as a representative payee

Do you have a loved one or friend who is unable to manage their Social Security benefits? If you handle the finances of someone who… Continue reading

Four questions to ask yourself as you plan for retirement

Deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits from Social Security is a decision that only you can make, and you should make that decision… Continue reading

Listen and learn about Social Security

Perhaps you’ve been planning to read that booklet on Social Security benefits for some time now, but you never seem to find the time to… Continue reading

What is the future of Social Security?

Recently, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report to Congress presenting the financial status of the Social Security trust funds for the… Continue reading

Honoring, helping our service members on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage… Continue reading

When is a good time to start receiving Social Security benefits?

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey… Continue reading