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Identity Theft: Tips on Combating a Growing Crime

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, credit ...

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You May Be Able to Claim Social Security Benefits Now and Claim More Later

If you are married, there is a strategy that may allow you to claim some Social Security benefits immediately and then claim more ...

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Social Security and Veteran's Administration Issue Guidance on Same-Sex Couples

The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Veteran's Administration (VA) have begun to issue guidance governing the treatment of same-sex marriages.

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As Predicted, Social Security Closes Door on Benefits 'Do-Over' Strategy

The Social Security Administration has eliminated a loophole that had allowed recipients to claim early and then reapply for a hig...

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High Court Rules State Law Controls Whether Children Conceived After Father's Death Are Entitled to Social Security

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that children conceived with a dead father’s sperm are not entitled to Social S...

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ElderLaw 101

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI is the basic federal safety net program for the elderly, blind and disabled, providing them with a minimum guaranteed income.

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SSA Agrees to Stop Suspending Benefits Based on Existence of Arrest Warrant

A U.S. district court has approved a settlement agreement between the Social Security Administration and a group of individuals wh...

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Social Security Adds New Online Medicare Application

Just because you're not signing up for Social Security yet doesn't mean you should postpone enrolling in Medicare at age 65 ...

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