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  • Josh Weller SSA Web

    Top Five New Blog Posts

    Social Security’s blog is a go-to source for news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts with …

  • Josh Weller SSA Web

    Access Social Security Online Resources When You Travel

    Social Security is here for you when you’re traveling, whether it’s just a state away or when you’re abroad. When you open a personal secure my Social Security account, you are in control of your finances and your future. With my Social Security, you can: • Request a replacement Social Security or Medicare card if …

  • Josh Weller SSA Web

    As Tax Day Approaches, Get Your Benefit Statement Online

    Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a replacement anytime you want. That’s control! The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 …

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    Tax Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

    Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years. Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every …

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    Get Replacement Social Security Tax Forms Online

    Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your annual Benefit Statement. An SSA-1099, or your annual Benefit Statement, is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who …

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    Social Security Is Always Evolving

    Social Security is always evolving to meet the needs of the American public. We’re optimistic about the future and the limitless possibilities for progress. Much of the progress we’ve made together, as a nation, is through the shared responsibility of paying Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. This federal payroll tax funds Social Security— programs …

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    Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

    The holiday season is here, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and visiting with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit an …

  • Monica Ochoa writes Social Security Today column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    myRA & my Social Security Help Secure Your Retirement

    Achieving Ÿfinancial security is an important part of enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. A great Ÿfirst step is to visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. With a my Social Security account, you get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement, your earnings record, and an estimate of …

  • Monica Ochoa writes Social Security Today column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Ex-Spouse Benefits, Taxes, And You

    By Monica Ochoa Mid-April features both Ex-Spouse Day and tax day. These two observances are extra important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses. And, you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to …

  • Monica Ochoa writes Social Security Today column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Filing Taxes Just Got (A Little Bit) Easier

    By Monica Ochoa Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need to file your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099/1042S). Your Social Security benefits may be taxable. This includes monthly retirement, survivor, and …

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