The United States Social Security Administration website offers many services that
allow you to apply for online. You can get your Social Security statement, benefit
verification letter, apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits, and
many more services.
THIS IS THE WEBSITE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION
Are you thinking about taking Social Security benefits, but not sure when to take
them? It is a personal decision when you should apply, but this article helps you
to understand how Social Security benefits are paid, depending on the age you begin
WHEN YOU SHOULD START COLLECTING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY
It also explains the factors that determine the payment amount.
This article from CBS Money Watch explains how Social Security benefits from a deceased
spouse are determined for the surviving spouse.
This article on the NBC News Business website explains the role the financial institution
has when they receive the death date of a recipient. The financial institution is
required to return the money to the government agency. The government agency then
contacts the surviving spouse.
This is an informative article concerning what happens to your Social Security check
when you die.
It will be between 1.4 to 1.6%. According to CNN Money the cost of medical for
seniors has gone up 2.5% over last year. A few members of Congress and the Obama
Administration are considering changing the current CPI to a chained CPI which would
lower future cost of living increases which would help to lower the nation's deficit
in future years.
SOCIAL SECURITY COST OF LIVING TO BE LOW FOR 2014POSTED 10-16-13 10/16/13
There is nothing worse than to find out later you were entitled to some benefits
that you worked your entire life for and you never knew they existed. This site
will help locate benefits you are entitled to and have not applied for.
This is a great Benefit Finder
About dot com has a review of the best retirement calculators.
The site tell what each retirement calculator does, their target audience, best feature,
what it's not intended for, and the pros and cons of the calculators.
Review of Retirement Calculators
According to Laurence Kotlikoff a Boston University economist, the best way to
maximize your Social Security benefits is to use a software program designed to crunch
personal income and gives strategies for claiming your optimal benefits.
Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits