No Difference in Social Security Benefits Between Heterosexual and Same-Sex Marriages

So how is same-sex marriage impacted by Social Security?  Well, the same as how heterosexual marriage is impacted.  To bust the myth, there is no difference.  You get reduced Social Security benefits when you turn 62 or chose to wait until 66 to receive the full compensation.  Heck, if you wait until you’re 70, you…

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Will Republicans Destroy Social Security?

Before the ink was even dry on their Oaths of Office for the current congressional year, Republican opponents of Social Security have adopted rules which could obliterate the social security disability program. Termed as an attack on America’s working class who has spent their working lives paying into Social Security, the program is destined to…

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New Company Aims To Help Retirees Make the Most of Benefits

A recently released survey shows that a large percentage of people over 55 claim to be pretty confident about their decision-making in regards to benefit claims. According to the same survey, however, only 5% of those people could answer crucial questions about Social Security. This survey was financed by Financial Engines, which offers strategy advice…

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Four Ways to Make The Most of Your Social Security Benefits

Without Social Security benefits, a large number of seniors would be living well below the poverty level. Although it was never meant to be a main source of income, more than 90% of people over 65 receive Social Security benefits, and nearly one in five married retirees and one in two unmarried retirees rely on…

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Social Security Administration Denies WWII Vet Benefits

Robina Asti, a 92-year old World War II veteran is fighting the Social Security Administration, who, following her husbands death, have denied her survivor benefits. The SSA says that she was a male at the time of the marriage, which nulls the marriage. Asti married Norwood Patton, her long-term partner, in 2004 in New York.…

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4 Pressing Questions About Social Security Income and Taxes Answered

1. Are Social Security benefits subject to federal income tax? This will depend on your total income, because the more you make, the more taxes you pay on your benefit. If you file as an individual and your combined income – your adjusted gross income plus one-half of your Social Security benefits- is below $25K…

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A Workshop To Help Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

With the economy and needs of consumers changing, its becoming more and more important to make the most of Social Security benefits. A few simple tips may help those preparing to start their Social Security benefits save thousands of dollars, and for those already receiving their benefits, there may be ways to increase benefits in…

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How to optimize your Social Security Benefits as a Married Couple

The popular opinion about Social Security is to wait as long as possible before beginning to collect. However, some couples might benefit from a “split strategy”. This means that one couple claims a payout at age 62, while the other one waits as long as possible before collecting. The size of your benefit increases 8%…

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Get the Best Social Security Benefits Assistance

People who are denied Social Security Disability benefits need help.  The arduous process to get the benefits that you are entitled to requires assistance from a professional.  The Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm specializes in Social Security Law, and can help you get your benefits. Generally, once denied benefits, people usually appeal to one of…

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Democrats Clash Over Social Security Benefits

Third Way, a centrist, democratic think tank has recently come under a lot of heat for their stance on Social Security. Surprisingly enough, the pressure isn’t coming from the Republicans, but from fellow democratic organizations such as Social Security Works and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Although Third Way and the groups protesting are all…

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