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  • 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: 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: 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 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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