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Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families and administer the Supplemental Security Income program. They also issue Social Security numbers.
The Office of the Actuary, Social Security Administration, produces a Social Security benefit estimate computer program. The interactive program works on IBM PC's and compatibles running Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT version 3.5 or 4.0. It produces the Social Security "primary insurance amount" (PIA) for an old-age, survivor, or disability benefit, given the characteristics of a particular worker (such as birth date, past earnings, and type of benefit). It also produces the "maximum family benefit", the actuarial reduction or increment factor (for early or delayed retirement), and the monthly benefit amount (MBA). The benefit can be computed for either a new entitlement or a recomputation after initial entitlement. Summary results are presented on the screen; there is an option to print out details of the computations.
Social Security Benefit Application
This link provides details on applying for social security retirement and disability benefits; how to apply for, replace, correct, or change your name on your social security card; and how to have Federal taxes withheld from your social security benefit.
Benefits For People With Disabilities
Here you will find specific information on the Social Security Administration's disability programs. This includes: Social Security Handbook; Welfare Reform and Childhood Disability; Social Security Disability Publications, Information, and Forms; Disability Notes and Employment and Rehabilitation Programs
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Medicare Health Plans
This page contains an array of information on medicare health plans. Documents include educational materials and questions and answers sheets.
Frequently Asked Questions
As the titles implies, here you will find a list of frequently asked questions of the Social Security Administration.
How You Earn Social Security Credits
You earn Social Security credits when you work in a job covered by Social Security. During your working years, your wages are posted to your Social Security record, and you receive Social Security earnings credits based on those wages. These credits are used later to determine your eligibility for Social Security retirement benefits or for disability or survivors benefits if you should become disabled or die. Learn the facts here!
Social Security Administration - Forms
Here you will find the Social Security Administration's most requested forms for download in both Postscript and Portable Document Format (PDF). Included among the list you will find an application form for a Social Security Card and a request form for earnings and benefit estimate statement.
Compilation of Social Security Laws
The Social Security Administration prepared this World Wide Web (WWW) version of the Compilation of Social Security Laws from the same files used to create the printed version. They have attempted to make this Web version usable by the largest possible audience.
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