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EX-SPOUSE BENEFITS, TAXES, AND YOU

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist Mid-April features both Ex-Spouse Day and Tax day. These two observances are extra important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses. In addition, you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled …

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SOCIAL SECURITY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is a critical federal program that promotes income stability among millions of households in the United States. Social Security is always evolving to meet the needs of the American public. We’re optimistic about the future and the limitless possibilities for progress. Much of the progress we’ve made together, as a …

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SHARE THE GIFT OF SECURITY

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment …

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SOCIAL SECURITY COVERS YOU WHEN YOU’RE ABROAD

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist Social Security has you covered, even outside our nation’s borders. We’re with you through life’s journey, even if you’re traveling outside the United States. Many people who travel or live outside the country receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, …

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