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February 16, 2009

Social Security Administration-SSA

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Government operated organization that handles retirement and disability  payments for Americans.

  • Functions of the SSA include the following:
  • Collecting social security contributions on behalf of individuals. These amounts are withheld from employee’s salary/income by employers and remitted to the SSA
  • Pay retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families and administer the Supplemental Security Income program

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Additional Helpful Information

Helpful information from the SSA include the following:

Written By

Denise Appleby

Denise is CEO of Appleby Retirement Consulting Inc., a firm that provides IRA resources for financial/ tax/legal professionals. She has over 20 years of experience in the retirement plans field, which includes training and technical consultation.

Denise writes and publishes educational /marketing tools for advisors; available at Denise co-authored several books on IRAs

Denise is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, where she obtained a Masters of Jurisprudence in Employee Benefits, and has earned 5 professional retirement designations.
She has appeared on numerous media programs, sharing her insights on retirement tax laws.


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