SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Can a grandchild receive SSA benefits?
Q: I have custody of my young granddaughter and raising her without assistance from her parents. Can she receive benefits through my record when I start Social Security retirement next year?
A: In ve... Posted on 6/17/13 at 11:05 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Why You Should Install Double Hung Windows!
You look through them every day and how often do you think about what impact your existing windows have on the beauty, value, and inside comfort of your home? Replacing your windows can help improve... Posted on 4/5/13 at 8:44 AM
NDAD INSIGHTS 19th 'Escape to the Lake' set for mid-June in Center, N.D.
This might help take your mind off of winter.
NDAD's annual "Escape to the Lake" extravaganza is no ordinary trip to the lake.
It provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to... Posted on 3/5/13 at 4:00 PM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS Benefits Brokers Posing as Consultants
Is your benefits consultant really a benefits broker? Would you know the difference, and should you care? I work with brokers and consultants as both a vendor and as an employer, and most have been up... Posted on 2/28/13 at 1:34 PM
CUTE N' COMFY Three benefits of having a photographer boyfriend
Shortly after I started my blog, I started datingRobert Swansen-a wonderful photographer. I remember I was extremely nervous when he first asked to take my photos. Until then, I had taken all of my ow... Posted on 11/14/12 at 10:56 AM
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.
An event to raise funds to benefit the family of former Herald Managing Editor Kevin Grinde, a recent liver transplant recipient, is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, his birthday, at the Knights of Columbus club in Grand Forks.
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