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Americans Likely Won't See A Social Security Increase Next Year

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expec...

5 Things Boomers Won't Be Able To Escape In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

What's the point of flipping the calendar if you can't close one chapter and have a new one to look forward to, right? Here are five things that boome...

How Divorce Can Affect Your Social Security

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

You'll be happy to know that for the most part, Social Security provides divorced spouses benefits just like they do spouses, if you meet the government's requirements. Here's how it works.

How Married Couples Can Boost Their Social Security Checks

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: I've heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us?

Time Heals Everything

Alice Carey | Posted 02.08.2013 | Fifty
Alice Carey

In the annals of how time runs our lives, January was a banner month for me. Within a week, I received my first Social Security check and had my first facial. Social Security came first.

Can Social Security Checks be Garnished?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can't touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here's what you should know.

Social Security Keeping Many Americans Afloat

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

One of every three Americans over 65 depends on Social Security checks to stay above the poverty line. Without these benefits, the poverty rate among ...

Man Who Dressed Like Dead Mom Convicted In $44,000 Scam

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

(Repeats story from Thursday with no change to text) NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - A man who impersonated his dead mother as part of a r...

Social Security Checks No Longer In The Mail

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Starting next year, the check will no longer be in the mail for millions of people who receive Social Security and other government...

One-Third Of Florida's Seniors Have Only Social Security To Depend On | Posted 03.01.2012 | Fifty

A third of Florida's nearly 3 million retirees, 65 and older, now rely entirely on Social Security, according to an analysis by AARP. "Folks have s...

Want to Retire Early? You Don't Need Riches

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 11.25.2011 | Fifty

One in five Americans plans to retire before age 65, according to a new study, and they're not just the ultra-wealthy. There's hope for everyone to ba...

The White House Now Conceals Plan to Cut Social Security

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Social Security is 100% wholly funded up to the year 2036 without any changes whatsoever. It has no place in the debt ceiling debate at all. Furthermore, it is not the government's money but the money of the workers who have paid into the program their entire lives.

Even If He Hadn't Said So, We'd Know the President Is Bluffing

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Jagadeesh Gokhale

The president has been playing some transparently thin cards in this game of poker, including his melodramatic -- but highly questionable -- hint that Social Security checks would be interrupted on August 2.

Obama: Social Security Checks May Not Go Out On August 3

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama told CBS News' Scott Pelley Tuesday that he cannot guarantee that Social Security checks will go out as planned if Democrats an...

Social Security Administration Makes Billions In Improper Payments

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration made $6.5 billion in overpayments in 2009, including $4 billion under a supplemental income prog...

Social Security Stopping Mailed Earning Statements

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Those yearly statements that Social Security mails out – here's what you'd get if you retired at 62, at 66, at 70 – wil...

Son Posed As Dead Mom To Collect $117,000 In Government Benefits: DA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thomas Parkin, 49, was charged Wednesday in the bizarre plot to impersonate his deceased mother so he could collect $117,000 in government benefits.