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U.S Treasury Facility Prints Social Security Checks
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Social Security website helps you track your benefits

A lot of Americans are counting on Social Security benefits when they retire, but many don't know how much they can expect to receive.

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U.S Treasury Facility Prints Social Security Checks
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Despite good news, benefit programs face long-term problems

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center,  speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.

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Nancy A. Berryhill, the Social Security Administration's deputy commissioner for operations, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Nancy A. Berryhill, the Social Security Administration's deputy commissioner for operations, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.

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Woman Admits Cashing Dead Mom’s Checks Since 1983

A Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing more than $520,000 in her dead mother's Social Security checks over the span of 30 years has pleaded guilty.

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Labor Activists Rally At Rubio's Office To Avert Fiscal Cliff
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Social Security Benefits Increase by 1.5 Percent

Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19 a month to keep up with the cost of living.

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To Solve The Shutdown – Suspend Social Security [POLL]

I know. It’s an insane suggestion, and it would never happen. Social Security payments to millions of Americans would cause an uproar heard from coast to coast.

Could you imagine how life would be for those depending on their monthly check?

Not able to pay bills

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Blank Social Security checks
Blank Social Security checks (William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
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Pennsauken Man Hid Dad’s Death to Get Checks

Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man hid his father's death from authorities for 22 years so he could keep receiving his dad's Social Security payments.

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Payroll Tax Holiday Expires [AUDIO]

Leaders in Washington managed to avoid putting the country over the dreaded "fiscal cliff," but the last-minute agreement failed to include a perk Americans have been enjoying for the past two years.

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