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Warning Social Security Is Not Calling

Social Security IG Issues Warning about caller –ID Spoofing Using SSA Customer Service Number Almost everybody interacts with Social Security in some way. Whether you are applying for Social Security Card, applying for retirement benefits, applying for disability, or undergoing a review of your disability case. So with all of that contact it would not be a stretch one would think to get a call from the Social Security Agency. The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received numerous reports of que

Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 - December 7

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is here! Now’s the time to be open to Medicare coverage options for 2019. Think about what benefits matter to you based on your needs, and find the Medicare plan that’s your best fit. Why? Well, plans change, and your health care needs might have changed, too. Remember if you are on Social Security Disability this impacts you, as well as if you are having your claim reviewed under a continuing disability review CDR. Visit Medicare.gov from October 15 to December 7 to compare plans and make any changes. If you decide to change plans, your new coverage will be effective on January 1. Note: Your “Medicare & You” handbook has information about the Medicare plans

Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2019

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018 Another adjustment that will take effect in January will be that the earnings subject to Social Security tax will increase to $132,000. Social Security and SSI beneficiaries are normally notified by mail i

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