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Social Security and You / Senior Living

Social Security and You: My Mailbag

I get dozens, sometimes hundreds, of questions emailed to me every day. As you might guess, many of them are the same questions I've been asked thousands of times in the past. And as I put those questions into a column, I worry about covering the ...

Social Security and You: Benefits Overseas

As you read this, I should be sitting on a talcum-powder-soft white sand beach in Aruba, sipping Mai Tais with my wife and watching bikini-clad bronzed beauties saunter by as the tropical sun sinks slowly over the turquoise waters of the southern ...

Social Security and You: Disability Reviews

Q: After a long process, I started getting disability benefits about a year ago. And now, out of the blue, I just got a letter from Social Security telling me they want to review my claim. I think this is harassment! It took me almost 12 months, ...

Politicians Punt Again on Social Security Reform

As I write this, the president and Congress are once again playing games with Social Security. In the ongoing negotiations over the federal budget, Social Security is being used as a political football, with each side blaming the other for lack of...