How Much Does Social Security Really Cover in Retirement?

Don't expect Social Security to replace most of your pre-retirement income. On average, it covers less than half. But you can increase your benefits and augment them with additional income. Prepare yourself for some startling Social Security statistics: According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), Social Security benefits on average...

Better Business Bureau scam alert

INDIANA – Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received many calls regarding consumers receiving alarming phone calls from someone who claims to be from law enforcement or Social Security Administration.  . The caller tells you that a car registered in your name has been found with drugs, money, and blood in it, or...

Buffalo man sentenced for keeping father's Social Security benefits after he died

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo man was sentenced to time served and two years supervised release for stealing from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The US Attorney's office says Abdulkawi Al Shuaibi, 48, was convicted of theft of government money. Al Shuaibii's father was receiving SSA benefits when he passed away in August, 2013. The son then converted the benefits for his own use until February 2019, knowing he was not entitled to them.
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SSA brass grilled on ferry failures

Problems with the MV Katama and MV Sankaty that left customers stranded over two days last weekend was the topic of conversation during Tuesday’s Steamship Authority board meeting. Board members raised questions about what caused the vessels to be sidelined and the communication to customers about the cancellations and delays.

5 Ways to Score a Higher Social Security Paycheck

Social Security is one of few inflation-protected sources of lifetime income. Increasing your Social Security benefits can help you avoid running short of money. There are several ways to increase your Social Security benefits. Social Security and savings are two primary sources of retirement income. The more you can increase...

WPIAL Boys Class 2A Soccer Playoff Bracket: Quaker Valley, South Park back in a big way

A year ago, Deer Lakes finally had their moment in capturing the Class 3A title, but this season, two mainstay programs in this classification have found their way back into favored status: Quaker Valley and South Park. Quaker Valley didn’t have much trouble with competition in its section, but did post some impressive non-section wins — and losses — as their only two losses came to Class 4A Peters Twp (3-2) and Class 3A powerhouse West Allegheny.

W-2 filing changes for this year-end revealed by SSA

Is Payroll ready? The W-2 filing process will have an entirely new look and feel this year-end, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently explained. Speaking at the IRS October Payroll Industry Call, SSA’s Matthew Newton laid out the changes. SSA has been focused on IT modernization, including wage reporting features...