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The Social Security Column… Women And Social Security

Issue 14.13

The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits may mean the difference between living more […]

The Social Security Column… Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day By Going Paperless

Issue 11.13

With St. Patrick’s Day at its heart, March is a very green month. People celebrating the luck of the Irish wear green clothing, drink green beverages, and can even be found enjoying a shamrock milkshake from time to time.

We’d like to encourage you to go green in another way, too. […]

Social Security Column… March Madness At Social Security

Issue 10.13

It’s that time of year! Basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness — a time when the final four teams in the NCAA fight for the title of national champion. While basketball fans are excited about March Madness, Social Security already has a winning “final four” of online services to […]

Social Security Column… Green Eggs, Ham, And socialsecurity.gov

Issue 9.13

March 2 is the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Last year we took part in the celebration with our take on The Cat in the Hat, called The Mouse in the House. This year, inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, we ham it up with Green Eggs, […]

The Social Security Column… Social Security And Tax Time

Issue 8.13

April’s showers bring more than just May’s flowers — they also bring the deadline day for filing taxes. Don’t wait until the showers arrive to prepare for tax season. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may […]

The Social Security Column… New To Electronic Payments?

Issue 7.13

Beginning March 1, with few exceptions, all federal benefits, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, are to be paid electronically. That’s according to a rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically, […]

The Social Security Column… Be In The Know About Medicare Part B

Issue 5.13

You may already know that Medicare is a medical insurance program for people who are 65 or older and for people who are disabled at any age. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money.

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The Social Security Column… Questions & Answers

Issue 4.13

GENERAL

Question:

I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card?

Answer:

On average, it takes approximately 10 to 14 days to receive your replacement Social Security card. However, if we need to verify documents you […]

The Social Security Column… Questions & Answers

Issue 3.13

GENERAL

Question:

I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card?

Answer:

On average, it takes approximately 10 to 14 days to receive your replacement Social Security card. However, if we need to verify documents you […]

The Social Security Column… How “Ticket To Work” Helped Terry Anderson Build A Better Life

Issue 2.13

The summer of 2007 felt like a bad dream for Terry Anderson. Reeling from a recent cancer diagnosis, she was downsized from the company where she’d worked for 11 years. “There was no severance. I had no insurance,” she said. “I was terrified.”

Terry began receiving Social Security disability benefits and […]