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Benefit recipients will get a small increase next year, and the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will rise.
Misunderstanding about Social Security abounds. Let's examine some common misconceptions in detail.
A TV camera focused on a Medicare card displayed by a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, making her Social Security number clearly visible to the TV audience.
About 46% of American retirees have no more than $10,000 in savings at the end of life.
A small group of recipients remains eligible for checks, and a consumer group is urging the Treasury to allow more waivers.
Tens of thousands of retirees have fallen behind on student loans -- and the feds are coming after their Social Security benefits.
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