Social Security

  • Two COLAs and a kicker each year: The good old daze?

    Folks who retired back in the day recall a golden era: A period when they got two cost of living adjustments per year and often got inflation catch-ups that were in the double digits.

  • Is it time to update your retirement checklist?

    Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan and Philip Gardner with the Office of Personnel Management joins host Mike Causey to answer your questions about retirement planning. September 23, 2015

  • SSA: Phased retirement’s not right for us now

    Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources Reginald Wells of the Social Security Administration said his agency opted not to pursue a phased retirement program.

  • When size counts, bring your own ruler

    With two months to go in the COLA countdown for January 2016, it appears unlikely retirees will get any adjustment next year. The CPI-W will be announced later this month, but all indications say there won’t be a COLA in January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Social Security hijackers

    The crooks are always one step ahead of us. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey provides tips so that no one robs the Social Security Administration piggy bank.

  • How can Social Security add GREEN to your retirement cash flow?

    Lester Austin, retired senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answerS your Social Security and retirement questions. March 16, 2015

  • Flawed Social Security data say 6.5M in US reach age 112

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.…

  • Gridlock and your pension package!

    Is congressional gridlock really a bad thing? Maybe not if you’re a federal employee or retiree, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination. Obama nominated…

  • Social Security nominee defends integrity, career

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after her nomination ran into trouble in the Senate, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration passionately defended her integrity, her long…