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  • Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

    Apply for Social Security retirement, disability, or spouse benefits on the Social Security Administration website. Do not use to apply for SSI or children's Social Security benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Managing Your Social Security Check word

    You can ask the Social Security Administration to appoint someone to help you handle your check. Content Detail

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    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits

    Who should read this booklet? If you are thinking about retiring, you should read this booklet. The decisions you make about your retirement will be some of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. And because Social Security is part of the retirement plans of almost every worker in the United States, you will find information in this booklet to help you plan for those years. You’ll find explanations of how to qualify for Social Security benefits, how your earnings and age affect your benefits and how to choose your retirement date. You’ll also find information about Social Security’s future and where your Social Security tax dollars go. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Social Security Survivors Benefits

    Why we hope you will read this booklet: The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating to the survivors. This is an explanation of the benefits Social Security can provide for the family. This booklet is divided into two sections. If you are working, the first part tells you what kind of survivors benefits your tax dollars are paying for and how those benefits are earned. If someone in your family has died, the second part explains how to sign up for Social Security benefits and what you need to know after benefits start. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security: A "Snapshot"

    This factsheet provides a snapshot of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs. You can find specific information about these programs by visiting www.ssa.gov on the Internet or calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to ask for other Social Security publications or to ask to speak to a Social Security representative. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security: How You Earn Credits

    You earn Social Security credits when you work in a job in which you pay Social Security taxes. The credits are based on your earnings. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security Updates

    This update provides new information for many items such as Social Security taxes and benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security: Understanding The Benefits

    Whether you're young or old, male or female, single or with a family--this booklet is for you and about you. That's because Social Security has programs that affect everybody. Chances are you're either paying Social Security taxes or getting Social Security benefits--or you're related to someone who is. Whatever your situation, this booklet has information you will find helpful and useful. It was prepared by the Social Security Administration and tells you what you need to know about Social Security while you're still working and what you need to know when it's your turn to collect benefits. It also provides an overview of Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Benefits
  • Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

    Whether a woman works, has worked or has never worked, it is important that she knows exactly what Social Security coverage means to her. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement Or Survivors Benefits

    Why should you read this booklet? Now that your Social Security benefits have started, you have important rights—and equally important responsibilities. This booklet explains them. It tells you what services we offer and what we’ll do to keep you up-to-date about changes that may affect your benefits. It also explains what you may need to report to us so we can keep your benefits coming on time every month and in the right amount. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration