Social Security benefits to rise

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]For the first time since 2009, American retirees will receive an increase in their Social Security benefits. But even before it appears in their January benefits check, it could be eaten up by an increase in Medicare premiums. The...

Social Security Q&A

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Question: How do I know when it’s the right time for me to begin getting retirement benefits? Answer: If you use our online Retirement Estimator, you can get estimates of your benefit at various ages from age 62, the earliest...

Social Security says no to paper

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]If you sign up for Social Security benefits after April 30, be advised: The check won’t be in the mail. Starting May 1, everyone who applies for Social Security or other federal government benefits will be required to arrange for...