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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2017

Social Security has provided for a miniscule COLA for 2017. Magnifying Glass Needed to See COLA

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NO SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2016

The Social Security Administration has announced that there will not be an automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The press release is HERE

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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2015

The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2015. The increase is 1.7%. The press release is HERE

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BEWARE TEXT PHISHING SCHEME

The Office of the Inspector General has released an advisory warning Social Security Disability applicants and beneficiaries to beware of a phishing scheme. The press release can be read: here.

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WEATHER CANCELLATIONS OF HEARINGS

Not sure if your hearing is rescheduled because of weather? Wondering if the District Office is open for business due to weather or otherwise? The Social Security website has a running list of closings and late openings and early closings. You … Continue reading

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THE 300 SPARTANS

In 480 BC, an outnumbered Greek force of 300 Spartans, along with others in the alliance of Greek city-states, attempted to stop the advance of the Persians to conquer Greece at Thermopylae. King Leonidas of Sparta led the 300 Spartans, to … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE CLOSING: NOVEMBER 29, 2013

All Social Security offices will be closed to the public on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, 2013, so that employees may work on backlog reduction.

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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2014

The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2014. The increase is 1.5%. The press release is HERE

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CAN YOU APPLY ONLINE FOR SSI/SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME BENEFITS?

Currently, it is NOT possible to apply online for SSI. To apply for SSI, you must either go to the local Social Security Office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday to apply. … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU

From the Social Security website, this is what Social Security is saying will be affected by the Government Shut Down: Important Information About the Federal Government Shutdown Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, Social Security field offices are open with … Continue reading

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