- Social Security touches lives of every American Social Security touches the lives of virtually every American. Whether it’s after the loss of a loved one, the onset of disability or during the transition from work to retirement, our employees and programs offer support to the people of this country, often during difficult times.
- ‘Last Will and Testimony’ course free to seniors The program “Last Will and Testimony” is free to seniors in the community as a four-part course designed to provide resources so one can make informed choices regarding long-range planning.
- Social Security: Helpful hints to get ready for tax season The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes.
- Social Security pledges their own resolutions as an agency The new year is a time for many people, companies and organizations to make resolutions for the year ahead.
- Project to help seniors survive TV transition The upcoming switch to all-digital broadcast television could pose a hardship for older adults on fixed incomes, many of whom still rely on rabbit-ear antennas and analog TV signals as a key source of entertainment and vital information.
- Social Security has good tidings to share As the holidays approach, Social Security has good tidings to share with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries: they will receive a 5.8 percent increase in benefit payments beginning with the January payments.
- Social Security estimator rated best online service There’s never been a better time than the present to plan for your retirement. Why’s that? Because Social Security’s Retirement Estimator has just been rated the best online service in government. You can find it online at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator.
- Social Security begins first phase of Compassionate Allowances initiative Social Security is making the disability process much faster for people with rare diseases and cancers.
- SOCIAL SECURITY: Representative payees have more options for reporting People who serve as representative payees for individuals who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits now have more options for their annual reporting of how the funds are used.
- Alzheimer’s Association launches interactive quiz The Alzheimer’s Association has launched an interactive quiz to help caregivers identify symptoms of stress and provide them with a list of helpful referrals and resources.
- Next open season for Medicare Part D enrollment is here The next open season for enrollment in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program is here. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan can do so now.
- Social Security: Service members receive expedited applications processing At Social Security, we honor our nation’s veterans not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.
- Senior Menu: Nov. 10-14
Social Security: Nov. 4, 2008
Discover a wealth of information and services at www.socialsecurity.gov.
You can apply for Social Security retirement benefits online. Not sure whether you’re ready for retirement?
We can help you plan ahead with our online benefit planners. Perhaps the most impressive of these planners is the online Retirement Estimator, which you can use to get quick and accurate estimates of your retirement benefits based on different scenarios.
- Applying online for Social Security benefits sometimes frightens people On Halloween, ghosts and goblins, monsters and skeletons and all sorts of creatures will roam the Wabash Valley with tricks and asking for treats. It can be a little frightening, even though it’s all in jest.
- Social Security Web site easy, useful If you’re like millions of Americans, you spent two exciting weeks in August cheering on the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as U.S. athletes brought home more medals than any other nation in the world — a full 110 of them.
- Senior menu: Oct. 20-24, 2008
- Social Security much more than a retirement program Each stage of life – youth, middle age, retirement – comes with its own set of financial concerns. Luckily, just by having a better understanding of the Social Security program, you should be able to calm some of those concerns.
- Senior menu: Oct. 13-17, 2008
- Senior menu: Oct. 6-10, 2008
- Senior Menu: Oct. 2008
- Some Social Security taxes go toward survivors insurance You might worry about how to protect your family if something suddenly happens to you. But you probably have life insurance you haven’t even thought about.
- Senior menu: Sept. 22-26, 2008
- Social Security helps you decide what ‘play options’ might be successful You only need to look at the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning to understand how the secret to a successful football season can depend on a savvy quarterback and great play calling.
- No ‘best age’ to start receiving Social Security benefits It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement. When you do, one of your first questions may be, “When’s the best time to start receiving retirement benefits?”
- Senior Menu: Aug. 28, 2008
- Senior Calendar: Aug. 28, 2008
Report any changes in living arrangements to Social Security office
Do you get monthly Supplemental Security Income payments? If so, then be sure to report any changes in your living arrangements to your local Social Security office. It could mean an increase, or decrease, in your payment amount.
- Senior menu: Aug. 25-29, 2008
- Senior menu: Aug. 18-22, 2008
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