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I need to get something from Social Security to verify my income. How can I do that?
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Like any other successful and long-standing program or organization, there are a number of myths surrounding Social Security. Some of them are grounded in truth but just slightly misconstrued. Others are completely out of line with the truth.
Wednesday, December, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Here are a few important items about Social Security retirement benefits and how to apply for them.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Question: I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. I now have a second serious disability. Can my monthly benefit amount be increased?
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment
Friday, November, 09, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Can I delay my retirement benefits and receive benefits as a spouse only? How does that work?
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
When the time comes to apply for retirement, you can do it online at www.socialsecurity.gov/retireonline.
Friday, December, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
It’s likely that during the holiday season you’ll be spending time and money getting gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Why not take a moment and give yourself a gift?
Wednesday, November, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
More than 90 percent of people getting monthly Social Security benefits already receive electronic payments. If you don't yet, that's about to change.
Wednesday, September, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
If you would like to get a Social Security Statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now available online at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Saturday, June, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
More than 55 million Americans receive Social Security benefits, and about one-quarter of retirees depend on Social Security as their sole source of income.
Saturday, October, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Michael Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency is expanding online services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use until the time they receive Social Security benefits.
Wednesday, January, 30, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Generations ago, retirement was thought of as a time to take it easy, a time of rocking on porch chairs and reminiscing about the good old days. But that’s not the case with the current generation of retirees.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Effective November 19, 2012, Minnesota Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
Thursday, November, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Effective November 19, Minnesota Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
Friday, November, 16, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
When the first of April comes, you may be on guard to protect yourself from an April Fools’ Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Hunting season is open. But rather than hunting for game, may we recommend setting your sights for the Part D Medicare prescription drug plan that's best for you? You'll have more time than usual this year because open season is lasting longer than usual.
Friday, October, 12, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Let’s get one thing clear: No one is getting rich off of Social Security. In fact, more and more people on Social Security are barely making ends meet.
Wednesday, March, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
New Year’s joy could quickly turn into January sticker shock for taxpayers surprised by smaller paychecks and little chance of getting tax refunds in January.
Friday, November, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Social Security recently released the top 10 list of the most popular baby names for 2012.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Entertainment