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07-05-17 Ed Lafferty, Public Affairs Special with the Social Security Administration Download

Download July 5th, 2017

discussed Social Security, the importance of setting up a My Social Security account to track your retirement goals, to thwart possible fraudulent use of your SS Number and to stay updated on filing and benefit information, who receives SS, including retirees, the disabled and family survivors;  how your benefits are determined by your earned income, how the Social Security files give us a ‘snapshot’ of each year, from occupations and ages, to names and by that, popular cultural touchstones, finally, the first person to receive a Social Security check,  a railroad worker who retired the day after the agency’s establishment got a check for 17 cents.  Get information and links at SSA.GOV

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