Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

Three Surprising Things You May Not Know About Social Security

Economics Professor Emeritus Shares Tips for Understanding the Program Despite the fact that almost every working adult (and teenager) pays into Social Security, and that millions of us count on it for at least part – if not all – … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration Says It Will Improve Customer Service

I’m sure the Social Security Administration had the best of intentions when they issued this recent news release. But it sounds a little foolish to say they are improving customer service at the same time they are closing some offices and … Continue reading

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Social Security Closes Offices as Baby Boomers Age

Unfortunately, we see signs of this every day. The Social Security Administration is closing offices and reducing personnel at the same time as the population eligible for benefits is at an all-time high. It is very frustrating for our clients and … Continue reading

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Why You May Have Been Denied Disability Benefits And What To Do Now

Although there are many difficult situations that individuals will have to deal with during the course of life, being denied disability can be particularly difficult. Yet by learning more about this process and what can be done about it, people … Continue reading

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What A Social Security Disability Attorney Can Do For You

Most claimants awarded Social Security disability had a Social Security attorney working with them, helping them develop a sound claim. Sixty percent of claimants get rejected the first time they apply for Social Security. There are several things a Social … Continue reading

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Seniors — No One is Going to Mail You a New Social Security Card

There’s a new scam going around regarding Social Security cards. You get an e-mail saying the government is going to send you a new card, but first they need to verify your Social Security number and some other facts. This … Continue reading

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Six Things You Need to Know About the Social Security Act

This guest post is from Emma Sturgis, a freelance writer living in Boston. She writes on a variety of topics, including politics and law. When not at her computer, she enjoys film noir and rock climbing. If you, or one of … Continue reading

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Social Security Update for 2014

Social Security recipients, and taxpayers, will see several changes for 2014, including a cost-of-living increase and a raise in taxes.  Newspaper columnist Tom Margenau summarized the changes in a recent article. Here are excerpts: All Social Security checks are going … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Publications by the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has recently redesigned its Web site, and the new one is full of information and fairly easy to navigate. One thing some people may not realize is that the  Social Security Administration provides a vast amount … Continue reading

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Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

As predicted, the Social Security Administration published a news release yesterday announcing the cost of living adjustment for 2014 will be 1.5%. Here is the release: Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans … Continue reading

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