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- Here's why the stakes are higher for women when claiming Social Security
Existing Social Security rules are outdated, which puts women at a disadvantage. But you can minimize your losses by adjusting your financial plan.
CNBC. Sunday, 20 Jan 2019.
- Data Leak Exposes Sensitive FBI Investigations
A major data leak at the Oklahoma Securities Commission exposed thousands of Social Security numbers, files relating to FBI investigations and emails dating back 17 years.
Newsmax. Thursday, 17 Jan 2019.
- Widow, 61, sentenced to 14 months for stealing more than $100K in benefits by claiming she had a son
Elizabeth Hayes Cox, 61, was accused of stealing more than $68,000 in Social Security money and $44,000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs between 2000 and 2017 on behalf of a son.
Daily Mail. Thursday, 17 Jan 2019.
- 22-year-old with deadly disease loses disability insurance
Social Security sent Megan Willis a letter saying her health had improved and that she was able to work. It was news to her.
CBS News. Saturday, 5 Jan 2019.
- What happens if you lose disability insurance?
About 10 million Americans who are too disabled to work get a monthly stipend for living expenses called "disability insurance." But Social Security sometimes reviews those benefits and cuts them off. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
CBS News. Saturday, 5 Jan 2019.
- Social Security forgives debt of daughters whose 'dead' father turned up alive 47 years later
Two sisters faced with repaying the federal government $100,000 after their "dead" father turned up alive — 47 years later — received some good news in the waning hours of 2018. ...
Washington Times. Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019.
- Peddled on the Streets of Los Angeles: Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, and Fake Social Security Cards
For undocumented immigrants, forged employment documents can easily be purchased at places like MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.
New York Times. Monday, 24 Dec 2018.
- How The Partial Government Shutdown Could Affect You
Mail service and Social Security checks won't be interrupted, but national parks and small business loans will see some temporary changes.
NPR. Sunday, 23 Dec 2018.
- These overlooked Social Security claiming strategies can help you get bigger checks in retirement
It takes years to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Don't leave money on the table by using the wrong claiming strategy.
CNBC. Friday, 21 Dec 2018.
- You Will Probably Live Longer Than You Thought, But Can You Afford To?
I have long warned that demographic changes have made Social Security unsustainable.
Forbes. Thursday, 20 Dec 2018.
- Austerity results in 'social murder' according to new research
The consequence of austerity in the social security system -- severe cuts to benefits and the 'ratcheting up' of conditions attached to benefits -- is 'social murder', according to new research.
Science Daily. Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018.
- A higher Social Security retirement age comes with risks for many workers
Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a partial fix for the long-term financial challenges facing the program.
Reuters. Thursday, 13 Dec 2018.
- Social Security notices showing cost-of-living increases available online for retirees
The Social Security Administration this week released its cost-of-living adjustment notices online. Paper notices are also being mailed to retirees.
Yahoo. Sunday, 9 Dec 2018.
- Mexico's supreme court orders domestic workers formalized
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the optional nature of enrolling domestic workers in the social security system and given the government three years to build a system making it mandatory. ...
Washington Times. Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018.
- Immigrants can now get driver's license with SSN
Starting on the first of the new year, Colorado residents who cannot prove their lawful presence in the United States will be able to use a Social Security number to obtain a driver's license.
ABC News. Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018.
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