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2008-10-16 15:15:00

Social Security recipients will see a 5.8 percent jump in their monthly benefits beginning in January, the U.S. Social Security Administration said Thursday. The cost-of-living increase for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income is the largest hike since 1982, the administration said in a release. Social Security and SSI benefits increase automatically each year based on the third-quarter, year-over-year increase of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index for...

2008-09-21 12:00:21

By Greg Kratz Deseret News It seems that Social Security questions beget more Social Security questions. In response to a query last month on the right timing to take Social Security benefits, a reader named William sent me an e-mail with his own retirement issue. William wrote that he applied for disability benefits in December 2007, but something was wrong with his application, and it didn't get started. He found that out later through a call to the local Social Security...

2008-09-09 21:00:16

More than three of every four U.S. seniors reduce their monthly Social Security checks for life by claiming benefits early, researchers said. Richard L. Kaplan of the University of Illinois has written a guide, published in the Journal of Retirement Planning, to help people decide when to start collecting Social Security benefits. The guide covers a myriad of variables, including the implications of tapping early retirement benefits -- available at age 62 -- rather than waiting until...