The concept is simple: Contribute while you work, then retire and collect a check until you pass away. Carolyn Colvin: I think we have to set the vision from the top and exhibit the change for which we are looking. The easiest way to get a Social Security number for your child is at the hospital after they’re born and when you give information for your child’s birth certificate.
The purpose of the COLA is to ensure that the purchasing power of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not eroded by inflation. We also will increase efforts to encourage the public to verify their earnings information on their Social Security Statement.
Or contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make the report. The agency’s previous attempt to institute enhanced online security last year was short lived. A trip to the new office may not be necessary since most Social Security business can be handled online or by telephone.
I have no need of the ‘my Social Security’ cuteness, and am not going to buy in to this ridiculousness. However, if your disability is not on the list of impairments, there are other ways to make the claim decision, namely if you can work your prior job. On February 26, 2009, the ALJ issued a decision finding that Hagans’s disability had ceased on September 1, 2004.
In 2010, more than 54 million Americans received approximately $712 billion in Social Security benefits. Nancy, the surviving spouse, will find the family social security retirement benefits reduced from $3,656 a month to $1,956 a month – a 46% reduction in her standard of living.