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Social Security: Help a loved one with Social Security

The aged and people with disabilities may need extra assistance to manage their finances. If you have a loved one who needs your help, you may be able to become a representative payee. A representative payee receives the beneficiary's payments and is given the authority to manage them on the beneficiary's behalf. We recognize that turning ...Read more

Travel Trending with Kathy Witt: Create your perfect day at sea aboard new Sky Princess and Carnival Panorama cruise ships

Two of the newest (and most anticipated) cruise ships sailing the seas - Princess Cruises' timelessly elegant Sky Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines' impressive Panorama - offer tantalizing options for voyagers seeking a single goal: achieving their perfect day at sea.

PRINCESS - ALL ABOUT THE ROYAL TREATMENT

Princess knows how to craft ...Read more

Unlikely housemates: How a St. Louis startup matches empty nesters, millennials

WENTZVILLE, Mo. - When her husband died in a car accident, Karen Krienke, 65, found herself unexpectedly alone. Her home in Wentzville - once crowded with children - felt big and empty. Moreover, a bad back was slowing her down.

Her daughter worried. "She's so social," said Jane Krienke, who lives in Washington, D.C. "I didn't ...Read more

UC Davis professor helps with Alzheimer's care. Why her work goes beyond the office

Oanh Meyer is no stranger to Alzheimer's disease. Her everyday life revolves around caring for those who suffer from the ailment.

Meyer's office is at the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center in Sacramento. But her care goes beyond the clinic: Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a progressive disease that commonly causes dementia and has...Read more

Getting to the essence: Essential oils can be beneficial, but they should be used with caution

Essential oils show up seemingly everywhere. They're in lotions, hair care products, aromatherapy, cleaning supplies and more.

As gifts, they might arrive in little jars with a diffuser device. Essential oils are steam-distilled or cold-pressed extracts of almost any part of a plant such as seeds, flowers, fruit, leaves, stems and roots - so ...Read more

Recreation center specialist champions winter activities for everybody

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. - The National Recreation and Park Association didn't waste a minute before warning us to resist the temptation to become too sedentary in these wintry months. On the second day of the new year, the association reported that nearly 60% of U.S. adults are less active in winter and Midwesterners are among the most sluggish...Read more

Social Security: Need to change your name on your Social Security card?

If you're changing your name, it's important to let Social Security know so we can update the information we maintain, send you an updated Social Security card, and ultimately ensure we pay you accurate benefits when you retire or if you become disabled.

To change your name in our records, you must provide Social Security with documents ...Read more

Social Security: Top 10 sites of Social Security for 2019

We provide our online services to improve our service to you. Here are our top 10 websites of 2019:

Open your own personal my Social Security account, which will enable you to verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, obtain benefit verification letters, update your Social Security information if you receive benefits, and more at ...Read more

Social Security: Benefits and payments changes ahead in 2020

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Usually, there is an increase in the benefit amount people will receive each month, starting the ...Read more

Social Security: Seasonal work while getting Social Security

Many people pick up side jobs when the holiday shopping season comes around. It's a good way for you to make some extra income during the busy season. Or you can ease back into work if you have been out of the labor force for a while. We're here to help you navigate seasonal employment if you get Social Security.

You can get Social Security ...Read more

75 years ago they fought the Germans, frostbite and Hitler's desperate gamble to change the tide of World War II

SEATTLE - They were, for the most part, 18, 19, or 20 years old - some just out of high school - fighting the German army in Central Europe in what many believed were the waning days of World War II.

Because of the weekslong battle they waged 75 years ago, Adolf Hitler wouldn't get the negotiated peace that he had sought from his last-ditch, ...Read more

Sharing hearts and minds: Program links elderly and youth

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dates, places, names - such facts are lost in the unforgiving fog of illness and age.

But when 70-year-old Edward Wheat showed 4-year-old Hayden Meyers how to glue glitter on a toy pumpkin, he guided him with the grace of a long-ago engineer who once designed water purification systems.

"Yes, that's the way to do it!&...Read more

Do you snore? Reasons to see a doctor

Although people joke about snoring, doctors are less inclined these days to make light of loud Zs.

The reason: What keeps your spouse awake might signal more serious health issues.

Snoring should get checked if it gets louder and has symptoms such as gasps for air or interrupted breathing. Health experts are less concerned about what's called...Read more

At 91, after life as a pharmacist then 15 years as a grocery bagger, Chuck Elvig is finally retiring

SEATTLE - "It is with a bit of sadness that I feel the time has come for me to leave Central Market," he typed out. "I have had 15 happy and enjoyable years ... "

Elvig is 91. Time to call it quits. What did you think, that he was going to write out the letter longhand? Everybody's on the computer these days.

For those 15 ...Read more

Artist finds new focus after wife's death

SPOKANE, Wash. - Images of Spokane's past beckon Mike Forster, an artist who found his way back to creativity through a lens.

It was difficult for Forster, 72, to do any art after the death of his longtime wife, Dorothy, in 2017. He also suffers from back pain and is hard of hearing. Friends sometimes drive him around.

When Forster started ...Read more

Travel Trending with Kathy Witt: Sip your way through Oregon and Washington Wine Country on an UnCruise Adventure

Two thousand wineries, two states, one trailblazing small ship ... UnCruise Adventures' SS Legacy ushers oenophiles and culinary explorers into a land of enchanting wines and wineries in the Pacific Northwest, calling at a number of wineries in Oregon and Washington and pouring even more of these liquid assets onboard during its Rivers of Wine ...Read more

Social Security: Helps veterans and active duty military members

Every year on Veterans Day, our nation honors the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Social Security's disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families.

For military members who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded ...Read more

Social Security: 3 reasons why Social Security is important for women

More women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation's history. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement.

Nearly 55% of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women. Women generally live longer than men while often ...Read more

Social Security: Certain disability payments and workers' compensation may affect your benefits

Many people working nowadays have more than one job. This means they have several sources of income. It's important to keep in mind that having multiple sources of income can sometimes affect your Social Security benefits; but, it depends on the source.

Disability payments from private sources, such as private pensions or insurance benefits, ...Read more

Social Security: Free up your time by using my Social Security account

Time is one of our most valuable commodities. That's why at Social Security, we are constantly improving our online resources to make doing business with us easier and faster.

With a my Social Security account, those receiving benefits can change their address and direct deposit information; get proof of their benefits; and request replacement...Read more

 

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