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Retirement hasn't always been a planned life event for the American worker. In the past, many reached a certain age, realized they could no longer wor ... read more
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A Social Security Do-Over?
Retirement hasn't always been a planned life event for the American worker. In the past, many reached a certain age, realized they could no longer work, but lacked the income needed to stay out of poverty. The Social Security Act, signed by President Roosevelt in 1945, guaranteed a continuing monthly ... Read more

Government to Pay Social Security Back Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) agreed to pay over $500 million to more than 200,000 people denied Social Security benefits because they were wrongly thought to be fleeing felons. Lawsuit Targets Fleeing Felon Practice Congress amended the Social Security Act in 1996 to authorize the withholding ... Read more

Social Security and the COLA Controversy
The federal government has reported that there will be no cost of living adjustment (COLA) on Social Security benefits for 2016. ... Read more

Claiming Social Security Benefits
There are three basic requirements for Social Security benefits. First, a person must file a written application with their district office or local representative. Second, the applicant must be fully insured, which simply means that the person has worked for the required number of quarters. If you were ... Read more

Having a Baby: Applying for a Social Security Number
A Social Security Number (SSN) is required for more than just getting a job. You'll also need one for your child if you want to claim him or her as a dependent on your tax return, buy savings bonds for your child, or open a bank account for your child. In addition, your child may be eligible for Social ... Read more

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Social security is a retirement benefit you earned while working.  It does not depend on your current income or assets.  If you are also receiving supplemental security income (SSI) then tha ...Read more

SSA is based on your work history for a certain number of years beofre you retire.  Unless ou work more, you will not be entitled to more Social Security.  you may be entitled to additional ...Read more

The next step is to file an appeal. However, please be advised that you only have 60 days from the date of the denial in which to do so. When you file the appeal, you will receive a CD with all of you ...Read more

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Media Personal Injury Lawyers Secure Premises Liability Recovery

Media personal injury lawyer,George Rassias and Workers’ Compensation attorney, Mark Schmidt combined efforts to generate a global settlement for a work-related slip & fall case involving a ... Read more

Tax Time Q&A: Can the IRS Seize My Tax Refund to Apply Toward My Student Loan Debt?

Early February is the time of year when Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow, men panic about what to buy their betrothed for Valentine’s Day, and the go-getters get their tax retur ... Read more

Asylum Seekers Barred From Public Pools in Germany Because of Sexual Harassment

Deputy mayor Markus Schnapka of Bornheim, a German town of 48,000 residents, has recently banned Muslim and Arab asylum seekers from the Middle East. The ban comes after sexual assaults on local women ... Read more

Achieving a Better Life Experience - Able Savings Accounts for Disability-Related Expenses: Part Two

Arecent blog discussed the 2014 passage of the federal ABLE Act and the 2015 Florida ABLE Act permitting tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts to be owned by qualifying disabled persons. The ABLE accou ... Read more

Multi-Million Dollar Divorce Feud Reaches National News

Getting a divorce can be difficult for both parties, but when there's a large amount of money at stake, even small disagreements can be seriously difficult to overcome. In this case that has made na ... Read more

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