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Retirees With Disabled Children Mar. 11, 2020

Social Security and You

Some older folks who are pushing retirement age might have a disabled minor child and wonder if that... Read More

Crazy Ideas Feb. 05, 2020

Social Security and You

I know everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But let's be honest. Sometimes a lot of those... Read More

Social Security Update for 2020 Dec. 25, 2019

Social Security and You

It has been my custom for most of the past 23 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the S... Read More

Don't Confuse Social Security With SSI Oct. 30, 2019

Social Security and You

Every single day, I get emails from people who will say something like this: "My wife and I are gett... Read More

Can Senior Citizens Get Social Security Disability Insurance? Sep. 18, 2019

Social Security and You

Maybe it's the sign of the times, but I've been getting a lot of emails recently from senior citizen... Read More

My Christmas Wish List Dec. 19, 2018

Social Security and You

Dear Santa: I wrote you a similar letter last year. But I must have been a bad boy because you didn... Read More

Disability Benefits: One Question Leads to Another Oct. 17, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I don't understand. I was getting Social Security disability benefits. But I found a job that I c... Read More

The 'Who Took My Money' Blog Is All Lies Sep. 12, 2018

Social Security and You

A nasty and pernicious blog that is full of lies about Social Security has been floating around the ... Read More

This Couple Has a Couple Options Apr. 25, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: My wife and I both turn 66 later this year. (Our birthdays are just two days apart.) I've worked ... Read More

Working While Getting Disability Benefits Feb. 14, 2018

Social Security and You

Q: I am 57 years old and getting Social Security disability benefits. I understand I can work and ma... Read More

My Christmas Wish List for Social Security Dec. 20, 2017

Social Security and You

Dear Santa, I've been a good kid this year. Well, I've occasionally been naughty. For example, I was... Read More

Swindler Must Pay Up Before Benefits Start Oct. 25, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I have a brother-in-law who is a scoundrel in my books. I just don't know what my sister sees in ... Read More

Prisoners Do NOT Get Social Security Aug. 09, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I was in my local Social Security office recently. While I was sitting in the waiting room, I not... Read More

Neighbors Helping Neighbors with Social Security Issues Jun. 21, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I have a young 30-something neighbor who stopped working a few years ago to raise a family. She t... Read More

Two Widows Present Unusual Social Security Cases Feb. 22, 2017

Social Security and You

I am constantly amazed! I have either worked for the Social Security Administration, or been writing... Read More

Questions About SSI Benefits Jan. 18, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: You've written in past columns that the SSI program is not a Social Security benefit. But my sist... Read More

The Post-Truth Era and Social Security Jan. 11, 2017

Social Security and You

They say we are living in the "post-truth" era — a time when discussion and debate is framed b... Read More

Social Security Update for 2017 Dec. 28, 2016

Social Security and You

It has been my custom for most of the past 18 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the S... Read More

Mailbag Miscellany Dec. 07, 2016

Social Security and You

I'm drawing a blank. And I'm blaming it on my bad cold. My head is all stuffed up and I can't think ... Read More

Please Stop Confusing SSI with Social Security Nov. 23, 2016

Social Security and You

I sometimes feel like I should spend the first half of the column explaining to readers that the Sup... Read More