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 By Brian DeMoss    News    November 28, 2019

Social Security Benefits Increase 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...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    September 5, 2019

Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

People of different backgrounds sitting at a table enjoying dinner. Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. Hispanics make up our nation's largest ethnic minority group with a...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    August 15, 2019

Mailperson delivering mail to a residental home.

Older people are at a greater risk of fraud and other forms of financial exploitation. The United States Postal Service has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    May 9, 2019

Your Social Security

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Each May, Social Security releases the top 10 baby names of the previous year. We are the leading source for America's popular names because almost...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    March 28, 2019

Your Social Security

April is Financial Literacy Month and there's no better time than right now to begin to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can accrue in a 401k individual retirement...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    February 28, 2019

Your Social Security

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    January 10, 2019

Your Social Security

By Brian DeMoss Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Paying out of pocket for prescription drugs can be a burden that many households can't afford. The Extra Help with Medicare...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    November 8, 2018

Your Social Security

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    August 30, 2018

Your Social Security Medicare, Explained

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    July 26, 2018

Your Social Security

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake August might be the last of the months that people think of when we say “summer vacation,” but it’s by no means the least. People are still ta...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    June 28, 2018

Social Security A Source Of Independence For Millions

On July 4, people in communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with neighbors, family, and friends. A strong community promotes independence by helping each other lead full and prod...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    May 3, 2018

Sharing Security With Mom On Mother's Day

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Spring is upon us, and it marks two very popular annual events: Mother's Day and the release of Social Security's baby name list! There's no better...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    March 29, 2018

5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do...

 By Brian DeMoss    News    January 25, 2018

Social Security Column

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you...


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