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SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMING YOU ABOUT RECENT SCAMS

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams.  You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money

LEARN ONLINE WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators.  Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement or disability benefits.  This could be a way

WHEN SHOULD YOU START RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia We’re often asked, “What’s the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?”  The answer is:  there’s not a single “best age” for everyone.  The most important thing is to make an informed decision.  Base your decision about when to

3 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia+ There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and