Jan 16

Safety Net: Online tools help screen for eligibility

Nicole Tiggeman Tribune News Service Social Security has a toolbox full of resources on its website, socialsecurity.gov, to help you with your financial planning. With so many resources, maybe it’s easier if we highlight one of their “best.” B.E.S.T. is the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, available at ssabest.benefits.gov. It can help you find out if […]

Jan 16

Social Security: Access your benefits on the go

Nicole Tiggeman Tribune News Service Smartphones have been in our lives for over a decade and have changed the way we interact with each other. Social Security is at the forefront of technological advancements, making online business easier and more secure. About a third of the visitors to SocialSecurity.gov use their smart phones to learn […]

Jun 30

Social Security: 2017 Brings Changes to Full Retirement Age

by Nicole Tiggeman, Tribune News Service Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security is here to help you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. “Full retirement age” refers to […]

Jun 30

2017 brings changes to ‘full retirement age’

Story by DAVID BAIER Public Affairs Specialist at the Billings Social Security Office Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security aims to help you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement […]

Jun 30

Introduce loved ones to Social Security’s many programs

Story by NICOLE TIGGEMANN Tribune News Service Create a safe and secure my Social Security account at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, with features including: Get your Social Security statement to review: Estimates of your future retirement, disability and survivors benefits Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we […]

Jan 15

Disability Happens

by Mickie Douglas, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist For many of us, preparing for winter involves pulling out heavy coats from the closet and making sure our vehicle is ready for intense weather. Whether your winter brings snow, ice, or flooding, you need to be prepared.

Jan 15

Retirement Strategy

by Mickie Douglas, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Wright Brothers Day, observed each December 17, harkens to the day in 1903 that two adventurous brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, took to the air for the first time. It was a modern miracle at the time and a catalyst for the age of intercontinental travel. […]

Oct 9

Social Security at 80

by Mickie Douglas Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring! As the Social Security program celebrates its historic birthday this August, we’re reflecting on our diverse history, our current strengths, and ways we can continue to improve […]