Tag: Social Security Administration (SSA)

How To Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

Tax season is approaching, and replacing your Benefit Statement for last year has never been easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from us […]

Former V.I. Human Services Employee Charged With Embezzlement, Medicaid Fraud: VIDOJ

FREDERIKSTED — A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the Virgin Islands Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to a warrant for her arrest. Kathleen M. Gussie was charged with embezzlement by a public or private officer, embezzlement or […]

3 Ways To Fight Scammers Who Target Your Social Security Benefits

Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify the fraud attempts, and to ignore suspicious calls and emails. One common tactic scammers use is posing as federal agents and other law enforcement. They […]

4 Questions About Social Security That Can Help You Plan Your Retirement

Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you are among the many people covered under Social Security, you should know what your future benefit may be. These monthly payments may be a vital part of your retirement income. We base your benefit payment on how much you […]

VIPD Warns Against Increasing Social Security ‘Spoofing’ Scam Calls

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the general public that there is a telephone scam being perpetuated on residents in the territory. The VIPD has received reports of residents getting telephone calls that appear to be from the Department’s main number in St. Thomas (340-774-2211), from a male with a foreign […]

Social Security Administration Advises Small Businesses To File W-2 Forms Online

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging. If you are a small business owner, or you work for one, we can […]

Veterans And Active Duty Military Members Can Count On Social Security

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is an important 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 […]

Economic Impact Payments Coming For Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries In June

BALTIMORE — The Social Security Administration issued an update Thursday about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs from the IRS in late […]