Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New mobile site allows users to check in on the go.
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is offering a new mobile optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country. People visiting the agency’s website, via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will be redirected to the agency’s new mobile-friendly site. Once there, visitors can access a mobile version of Social Security’s Frequently Asked Questions, an interactive Social Security number (SSN) decision tree to help people identify documents needed for a new/replacement SSN card, and mobile publications which they can listen to in both English and Spanish right on their phone. "We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the American …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The U.S. Social Security Administration has a new online feature, 'My Social Security Account,' which allows users secure access personal benefits information.
Sunday, February 17
Information courtesy of the U.S. Social Security Administration Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency is expanding the services available with a "My Social Security Account," a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online. “We are making it even easier for people to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
It is possible the government has "grossly underestimated" its needs "to the tune of $800 billion by 2031," according to analysts.
Tuesday, January 8
MSN Money reports that academic analysts say we may be running out of money. The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has been using "outdated calculations and severely overestimated the money available for retirees," says the report. The analysis was conducted by Samir Soneji, a demographer and professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Gary King, a professor of government at Harvard, says the MSN report. The two say the government has "grossly underestimated the money it needs for retiring Americans to the tune of $800 billion by 2031, more than the current annual defense budget." They say that something must change immediately to save the system. "And if nothing is done," they said to…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Social security taxes will increase in January as a scheduled reduction ends.
You can expect to lose around $1,000 out of next year's income. Social security taxes are going back up. After a two-year reduction is scheduled to end on Jan. 1, 2013, most working Americans can expect to lose some cash, according to a report on 6ABC. The change will affect over 163 million workers with the new tax hike. The social security reduction was intended to stimulte the economy, but according to reports many politicians do not believe it made a positive impact. "If it continues, it will threaten the revenue stream that funds social security," said the ABC report. At this point, no one in Congress nor the presidential candidates have mentioned any efforts to reverse the increase. The typical worker can expect to lose around $1,000…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Social Security Administration has announced the top baby names for 2011 and some familiar TV personalities are represented.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Social Security Administration has released the top baby names for 2011. WTOP reported that the Social Security Administration’s findings have shown that girls names over the years are more volatile and change more easily, while male names have stayed more consistent. Nationally, the top five boys names in 2011 included Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden and Noah. Mason is the largest jump from a rank of number 34 in 2009 to number 2 in 2011. The bump comes after Kourtney Kardashian named her son Mason in 2010. The name Michael has fallen to sixth place among boys names, the lowest for the name since 1948, according to the WTOP article. On the other hand, Jacob is the top name for boys for the 12th year in a row. Among girl names …