SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES When to start Social Security - a new short video
A new, short video by the Denver Region of the Social Security Administration is now at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/denver/.
The third video in a series, When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits... Posted on 11/29/13 at 10:03 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA 10 categories of insurance coverage required by health reform
Essential Health Benefits are a set of health care services that are required by the Affordable Care Act to be covered by certain health plans beginning in 2014.
All non-grandfathered individual and ... Posted on 10/29/13 at 7:44 AM
THE PERIPHERY Is Homeschooling Better?
I work for a school district, so it seems odd for me to ask such a question. Then again, one sees the good and bad when on the inside. I've written about this before.
But even though state schools h... Posted on 10/21/13 at 7:19 AM
BEST FRIENDS ND Benefits of Volunteering
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your commun... Posted on 6/20/13 at 11:59 AM
Minnesota same-sex couples who can wed beginning in a little more than a month will receive the same benefits as other married couples after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a federal law that did not recognize gay marriage.
They’ve been to places most Americans will never see, under conditions no one wants to think about, in countries with names most people cannot spell. Now more than half of the country’s nearly 22 million living veterans are receiving at least one benefit or service guaranteed to them because of their service to the nation.
Unemployment insurance benefits will expire Saturday for thousands of out-of-work Minnesotans if Congress doesn't renew a program that gives extra aid to those who have used up their six months of state unemployment checks.
Unless the governor and Legislature undertake the challenge to make substantial changes to the state employee compensation system, there will be a growing animosity toward public sector workers, who get higher wages and better benefits than those who are paying the taxes that keep them employed.
Q. How much would Social Security pay my young children if I died?
A. How much depends on your average lifetime earnings. Higher earnings provide higher benefits. If you have enough work to be insured, Social Security calculates a basic amount as if you reached full retirement age, or FRA, at death.
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