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Texas, 41 States Reach $35 Million Agreement with Pharmaceutical Maker
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and 41 other state attorneys general today secured a $35 million agreement with drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a wholly...
Retiring? You have a choice to make on Medicare
When you retire and qualify for Medicare at 65, you’ll need to decide how you’d like to receive your health care benefits.Because you’ll be new to Medicare, you may not...
MY SOCIAL SECURITY SIMPLIFIES YOUR LIFE
So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never...
NWTF Expects Another Great Turnout for Turkey Shoot
NWTF Expects Another Great Turnout for Turkey ShootFor more information, contact Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698.Shooters will blast through nearly a tractor-trailer load of...
Social Security Board of Trustees: No Change in Projected Year of...
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of...
SOCIAL SECURITY CELEBRATES 79 YEARS
For the past 79 years, Social Security has maintained its place as an American cornerstone. Secure as its foundation is, Social Security has also been at the forefront of...
Social Security Extends Access to Benefit Verification
Today, the Social Security Administration announced that local Social Security offices would continue to provide benefit verification letters until further notice. ...
SSDI & SSI RECIPIENTS
The Social Security Administration has put work incentives in place that allow SSDI and SSI recipients 14 to 64 years of age to test their ability to work without losing...
GIVE YOUR MOM SOME EXTRA HELP
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers or candy, but this year, people all over the country are helping their moms save an...
FASTER BENEFIT DECISIONS FOR VETERANS
On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits...
HUD MARKS FAIR HOUSING MONTH
WASHINGTON – Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses Fair Housing Month to mark the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark...
MEDICARE IS THE BEST CARE IF YOU ARE AGE 65 OR OLDER
If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare...
NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR TAX SEASON
Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new...
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question:I recently applied for a replacement Social Security card, but I might be moving before it arrives in the mail. What should I do if I move before I get it?...
BE OF SERVICE THIS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY
20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On this day, we celebrate the birthday of the civil rights leader and nonviolent activist. To many people, the holiday is more than an...