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Social Security Benefits for Same Sex Couples

Important information from the Social Security Administration about benefits for same-sex couples.   http://www.ssa.gov/people/same-sexcouples/

Can Creditors Garnish Social Security Benefits?

This page provides information about the collection of a debt you owe and how it affects your benefits. http://www.consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb/1157/can-creditor-garnish-my-social-security-benefits-pay-debt.html

Get Your Social Security Statement Online

Information about how to view your social security earnings, benefits, and more online.  Setting up an account is quick, secure, and easy. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/

Social Secutiy Benefits Calculator

Use the calculators to estimate your potential benefit amounts. The calculators will show your retirement benefits as well as disability and survivor benefit amounts if you should become disabled or die. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/benefitcalculators.html

Federal Benefit Electronic Payment Options

Are you getting Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check? You are required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.  Find more for information at http://godirect.org/

Managing Someone Else's Money Guides

Find information about Power of Attorney, Court-Appointed Guardians, Trustees, and Government Fiduciaries (i.e. Social Security Payees). The guides help you to be a financial caregiver in three ways: 
1.) They walk you through your duties.
2.) They tell you how to watch out for scams and financial exploitation, and what to do if your loved one is a victim. 
3.) They tell you where you can go for help.
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/managing-someone-elses-money/

Going Back to Work

Information about going back to work while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). http://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/returning-to-work.htm#a0=2

 

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