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Social Security’s Finances Remain Strong, Annual Trustees Reports Show

From the Alliance for Retired Americans. Social Security’s Finances Remain Strong, Annual Trustees Reports Show The Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports on the programs on Tuesday. The reports show that Social Security remains strong and solvent with enough money to cover all payouts and expenses until 2034, while the Medicare Part A …

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Online Services Remain Available

Online Services Remain Available All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. Our secure and convenient online services remain …

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Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

From the Social Security Administration: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced yesterday. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI …

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Social Security Scam Alert

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is reporting scammers are impersonating SSA employees and calling citizens. The scammers use threatening language to warn unknown victims that they’ll face arrest or other legal action if they fail to call a phone number the scammer provides or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, the scammers …

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