Tag: Retirement Planning

Veterans And Active-Duty Military Members, Social Security Has Your Back!

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know […]

Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase For 2022

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022 — the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years. The move follows a bump in inflation as the economy struggles to rebound. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase next year, the Social […]

Social Security Announces Redesigned Statement, Available With My Account

WASHINGTON — Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to learn about their earnings and future Social Security […]

How You Can Sign Up For Medicare Part B Online: Expert Column

If you did not enroll to Medicare Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance) during your Initial Enrollment Period because you continued working and covered by an employer’s group health plan, you can sign up for Medicare Part B online! If you’re enrolled in Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and want to enroll in Part B during […]

How To Check Your Social Security Benefits Online

If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see the following information about your claim: · Date of filing. · Current […]

3 Retirement Planning Tips For Women From The Social Security Administration

One day in 1939, Ida May Fuller stopped by the local Social Security office in her hometown of Rutland, Vermont to inquire about Social Security benefits. She knew she had been paying into Social Security and wanted to learn more. The following year, she received the very first Social Security benefit payment — $22.54 — […]

Learn Online How Social Security Can Improve Your Life

With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators. Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement, disability or survivor’s benefits. This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience. Showing young people that our programs also help […]

Social Security Protects Your Investment In You: Column By Darlynda Bogle

We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.  For example, as of March 2021, Social Security paid monthly retirement, disability, dependent or survivor’s benefits to 22,973 persons of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States Virgin Islands.  One of our […]

3 Ways To Achieve Independence With Social Security

Celebrating the independence of the United States every year on July 4 is a point of joy and pride. For more than 85 years, the Social Security programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have three useful online tools to help you achieve the financial independence you deserve in retirement. […]

Do You Remember How Much You Made At Your First Job? Social Security Can Tell You

Ever wonder what you earned the year you worked your first job? Or perhaps any other year you worked? We can tell you. Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your future Social Security benefits. We keep track of your earnings so we can pay you the benefits you’ve earned over your […]