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SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPORTS VETERANS

Supporting veterans and active duty members of the military is a key part of Social Security’s mission.

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Q & A - When should you start your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Learn about your retirement benefits as we answer some basic questions that are commonly asked during our educational presentations.

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PROTECT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

Social Security protecting you and your information

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Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

Want to know if your name made the list???

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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 with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits.

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SOCIAL SECURITY COVERS YOU WHEN YOU’RE ABROAD

Can I get my Social Security benefits if I live outside the U.S.?

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Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2017

Is there some extra money for 2017.

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Don’t be a skeptic - Social Security is here to stay.

Will Social Security be there when I need it?

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The Future of Social Security - Social Security Board of Trustees Annual Report

The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report in June regarding the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.

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MEN’S HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY

This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 13 to 19. But the information is for more then just men.

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EX-SPOUSE BENEFITS, TAXES, AND YOU

Mid-April features both Ex-Spouse Day and Tax day. These two observances are extra important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses.

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Your Social Security benefits may be taxable

Will you need to pay the Tax Man??? Many in Washington State and across the U.S. will need to pay.

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DIFFERENT BENEFITS FOR YOUR FAMILY’S DIFFERENT SITUATIONS

National Family Month takes place each year from Mother’s Day in May to Father’s Day in June, and coincides with the end of the school year when families are able to spend even more time together. It is the perfect time to spend more time focusing on each member of your family.

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WOMEN AND SOCIAL SECURITY - SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

In 2012, 49.6 percent of all elderly unmarried females receiving Social Security benefits relied on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their income.

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Social Security Announces New Online Service for Replacement SSA-1099s

If you living in Washington State and did not get your tax form (1099) from Social Security, you want to read this -

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March SSA Q & A

Five important Questions for Social Security

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DUST OFF YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN – February 23-28 is America Saves Week

There is an old saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” That is very true when you start to consider retirement. The 2014 Annual National Survey Assessing Household Savings (released during America Saves Week) revealed that while most Americans are meeting immediate financial needs, they are worse off than several years ago.

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA)

Will Social Security increase your payment?

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MEDICARE IS HERE TO STAY

DO YOU UNDERSTAND MEDICARE?

Medicare went into effect 48 years ago on July 1, 1966. Earlier that same year, Medicare workers went door to door trying to get seniors to sign up. Medicare was not the cornerstone then that it is today and people did not know whether it was going to work for the long haul.

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SOCIAL SECURITY PROVIDES SUPPORT WITH SURVIVOR BENEFITS

In the unfortunate event of a family member’s death, we want you to know that Social Security is here to help.

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FASTER BENEFIT DECISIONS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits for veterans with disabilities: a new expedited disability process.

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CAN’T WORK DUE TO DISABILITY? MAYBE SOCIAL SECURITY CAN HELP

Disability is something most people don’t like to discuss. But if you’re not able to work because you have a disabling condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, then it’s a subject you may not be able to avoid.

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Don’t Be Stressed Over Fraud

If you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet. We encourage you to be cautious of suspicious email, letters, and phone calls or any time someone asks for your personal information.

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR WHAT (SEVERELY) AILS YOU

We all need protection, especially protection from an unexpected disability.

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MYTHS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY

Like any other successful and long-standing program or organization, there are a number of myths surrounding Social Security. Some of them are grounded in truth but just slightly misconstrued. Others are completely out of line with the truth. Let’s look at a few.