Don’t Worry, Be Happy

By Ron Tatro, Vice President  In 1988, Robert (Bobby) McFerrin, Jr. wrote and performed a song entitled, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” In that song, he sings, “In every life we have some trouble, but when you worry, you make it double.” It seems that in today’s society, we are surrounded by egotism, fake news, and tension. All the negativity bombarding us every day can make us lose sight of all the wonderful things that also surround us. … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In 2018, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families everywhere. On June 3, 2018, we observe National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social Security encourages getting checkups to provide early detection, raise awareness through education, and recognize … Continue reading Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer

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Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Understanding Medicare isn’t as difficult as you might think. It’s a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program. Can I still get Medicare at 65? Yes, you’re eligible for Medicare starting at 65, no matter what year you were born. If you or your spouse worked … Continue reading Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline to help you and your family. Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes and benefit through monthly retirement payments later in life. For others whose working years are cut short … Continue reading Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

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5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions. Social Security benefits … Continue reading 5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

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Social Security Q&A Part 8

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: How can I become a representative payee? Answer: If you know someone who receives Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and who needs assistance managing their payments, contact your local Social Security office about becoming their representative payee. Go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/payee for more information. Question: If I retire at age 62, will I be eligible … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 8

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Social Security Q&A Part 7

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: I have been getting Social Security disability benefits for many years. I’m about to hit my full retirement age. What will happen to my disability benefits? Answer: When you reach “full retirement age” we will switch you from disability to retirement benefits. But you won’t even notice the change because your benefit amount will stay the … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 7