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
Additional Helpful Information
Helpful information from the SSA include the following:
- Looking for information, you can:
- Find your retirement age,
- Use the benefit calculators to test out different retirement ages or future earnings amounts,
- Learn about Social Security programs,
- Find out what happens if you work after you retire, and
- Learn how certain types of earnings and pensions can affect your benefits.
- Already near retirement age, you can:
- Get information about how members of your family may qualify for benefits,
- Find instructions on how to apply for benefits and what supporting documents you’ll need to furnish, and
- Apply for retirement benefits.
- Medicare & You 2007
- Medicare Part B Premiums: New Rules For Beneficiaries With Higher Incomes Publication No. 05-10161, (10/06) En Español (05-10936)
- Medicare Part B Premiums: New Rules For Beneficiaries With Higher Incomes – Frequently Asked Questions Publication No. 05-10116, (12/06) En Español (05-10904)
- Medicare Part B Premiums: Important Information For People Newly Eligible For Medicare Publication No. 05-10162,(10/06) En Español (05-10946)
- Medicare Part B Premiums: Frequently Asked Questions
- Medicare Part B Income-Related Premiums: Request a Reduction as a Result of a Life-Changing Event