Social Security

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. Twelve people, including three U.S. Army soldiers, are accused in a large-scale gun trafficking ring that prosecutors allege supplied nearly 100 guns to gang members in Chicago. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the indictment on April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

DOJ indicts 3 for impersonating federal employees in $7.5M phone scam

In today’s Federal Newscast: More than 50 victims handed over millions of dollars to scammers posing as feds. A new bill would try to make it easier to…

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Bill to end Social Security’s ‘evil twins’ that cut benefits teed up for House floor vote

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War on Social Security’s WEP/Offset rule: No end in sight!

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JOLIET, ILLINOIS / UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 1, 2015: One may apply for social security disability, retirement, and survivor benefits at the Social Security Administration Building in Joliet.

Would you take a temporary repeal of Social Security’s ‘evil twins?’

Recent legislation would get rid of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO), but the repeal would be temporary. Federal…

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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo people watch as the sun sets from the Presidio in San Francisco. Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. Exactly how much will be revealed Wednesday morning after a Labor Department report on inflation during September, a data point used in the final calculation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

EXPLAINER: Why Social Security COLA will jump next year

Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for the year 2022

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/zimmytws)Social Security cards and key

Social Security, the TSP and your expiration date?

For somebody with a long retirement horizon ahead of them, deferring Social Security until age 70 could boost their benefit 68%. Tough call. But one worth considering very carefully.

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