Social Security Articles and Resources
The Future of Social Security 2011
When you retire, will all the money you've paid into Social Security over the years still be there for you?
Applying for Social Security Retirement Benefits
The trick to applying for Social Security retirement benefits is knowing when to retire.
Social Security, SSI Recipients to Get $250 Checks in May
SSI and Social Security recipients will get extra, one-time payments of $250 during May 2009, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Bush Pushes Social Security Reform in Radio Address
In his weekly radio address, President Bush again called for Congress to fix "once and for all," the Social Security system he says will be bankrupt by 2042.
Newsweek Poll: Americans Split on Bush Social Security Plan
A 56-percent majority of Americans say investing Social Security money in the stock market is too big a risk, according to the latest Newsweek Poll, while 36 percent of those polled (and 48% of 18-34-year olds) say it's a necessary risk to improve the rate of return of Social Security funds.
CBO's Social Security Report Stirs Disagreement
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a new report that documents Social Security under current law is on an unstable course. Opponents of Social Security reform are heralding the report – which projects slightly smaller future deficits – as evidence that the program will endure.
About the EEOC's Retiree Health Benefit Rule
A new federal rule being proposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would allow employers to reduce or eliminate health benefits for their retired employees who qualify for Medicare. Here are the background and facts surrounding this controversial action that could affect the health benefits of millions of American retirees.
Social Security Primer
Without Social Security, up to 50 percent of American senior citizens would live in poverty. Learn about the types of benefits Social Security provides and how to apply for them. From your About Guide.
Social Security Trust Fund Gone by 2042
The Social Security Board of Trustees has finally admitted the shocking truth: the Social Security program will be flat broke by the time your kids and grandkids need it most.
How to Apply for Retirement Benefits
You can apply for Social Security retirement benefits over the phone or in person. Here's how to apply and what you'll need when you do.
When the Check’s NOT In the Mail
Anxiously, you open the mailbox every day, but that government check is still not there. An annoyance for most, missing benefit checks can be a critical problem for persons on fixed incomes. Find out what to when that check just will not come.
Women and Social (in) Security
Attention Women: You could work your whole life and never see a penny of your Social Security benefits! Analysis by Women’s Issues Guide Karen J. Gould.
Application for a Social Security Card - From SS-5
Download the Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card here.
AARP - Money and Work
Includes many useful resources about Social Security, investment, working beyond Social Security retirement age.
National Council of Senior Citizens
NCSC represents older Americans by working to protect and expand the existing Social Security system.
Reporting Social Security Fraud
Instructions, phone numbers, and addresses for reporting fraud.
Selected Papers on Social Security
A useful and extensive offering of writings on Social Security issues assembled by the Heritage Foundation.
Social Security Administration
The Federal agency that administers the Social Security system. On this, the SSA's home page, you will links to all of their many services and information.
Social Security Forms
Download all of the publicly available forms right here. Also, the SS-4 and W4-V IRS forms.
Social Security Office Locator
Enter your Zip Code to look up addresses and phone numbers of Social Security offices all over the USA.