Posted: November 19, 2013
Do you have questions about the reintroduction of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs? Join Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program for a live Facebook Q&A following our webinar, “Ticket to Work: Benefits Counseling, Protection, and Advocacy.” Get answers to your questions and learn about the services available to you!
Join us on 11/20 at 4:30p.m. EST on our Facebook page
Posted: November 18, 2013
Join Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program on November 20th at 3:00p.m. EST for a special webinar on the reintroduction of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs. If you or someone you know is receiving Social Security disability benefits and is interested in working, register for this free webinar today!
Posted: October 30, 2013
Today we announced a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2014 for the nearly 63 million Americans who collect monthly benefits.
The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to increases in the Consumer Price Index, which the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics determines.
The COLA will take effect with SSI payments paid on December 31, 2013, and Social Security payments sent in January 2014.
Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $117,000 from $113,700. Of the estimated 165 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2014, about 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week the standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2014, the same as it was in 2013. Visit the Medicare website for further information about Medicare changes for 2014.
More details about the new COLA
Posted: October 21, 2013
Are you interested in working? Do you want to see how Ticket to Work and other work incentives might be able to help you take the next step towards employment? With the right opportunities and supports, many people can earn a higher standard of living by going to work and leaving benefits. If you’re interested in learning more, sign-up to attend the Social Security’s Ticket to Work October 23rd webinar to learn more about the program!
Posted: October 18, 2013
Did you know that Social Security is Social Media friendly? For example, our Facebook page is a great place to refer anyone who has an interest in Social Security. We regularly post to the page, so you’ll get short, sweet bits of useful news and information.
We encourage you to "like" our page, and tell others to do the same!
Our Facebook page is just one of the useful and engaging features you'll find at our Social Media Hub. The hub will fill you in on how you can easily sign up to receive free emails and texts that keep you informed when our webpages are updated, and how you can connect with Social Security on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. You also can link to our webinars, podcasts, and our Photoblog.
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