Tag: Social Security

Social Security Supplement and the Social Security Earnings Test

December 22, 2014 11:44 AM

I’m currently 51 years old, planning to retire the year I turn 55. Will the social security supplement be subject to the social security earnings test?

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Predicting Social Security’s Financial Imbalance

December 2, 2014 5:10 PM

The author writes about a prediction made by one person in the 1940s about the future of Social Security that, in hindsight, has turned out to be remarkably accurate. He explains why Americans should pay attention to the warnings that were issued so many years ago.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

November 30, 2014 1:43 PM

In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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Lawmakers Want to End Social Security Benefits for Nazis

November 21, 2014 7:45 AM

Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have introduced legislation to end Social Security benefits for Nazi persecutors who receive them because of a loophole in current law.

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60,000 Veterans Get Triple Benefits Totaling $3.5 Billion Says GAO

November 3, 2014 8:58 AM

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, notes that over 59,000 military veterans were “triple dippers” last year. These individuals received benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, military retirement pay and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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FedSmith.com Users Lack Faith in Social Security

October 30, 2014 3:44 PM

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that they do not have confidence that Social Security will be able to pay benefits to them when they reach retirement.

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Social Security’s Means Test

October 27, 2014 3:42 PM

Very little in the U.S. tax code draws the ire of taxpayers and creates the confusion of the taxation of Social Security benefits. The author provides details about the taxes surrounding Social Security in an attempt to clear up some of the confusion.

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2015 COLA: What They Are Saying

October 24, 2014 11:34 AM

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2015 was announced earlier this week, and to put it mildly, pretty much everybody is unhappy with the figure.

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Changes for Social Security in 2015

October 23, 2014 10:59 AM

These are some of the changes you can expect to see with Social Security next year.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

October 22, 2014 9:29 AM

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

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