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A Glossary of Social Security Services Terms

It is estimated that social security benefits keep as many as 40 percent of senior citizens out of poverty. When applying to the social security administration for benefits, be sure to understand these terms.

  • AME – AME, or Average Monthly Earnings, is your total income earned over the course of your work employment history, divided into months. The government tracks these earnings using your social security number.
  • Application for benefits – This is the application you submit to the social security department in order to begin receiving benefits. You can apply online or call for an application by mail.
  • Benefits – Social security benefits break down into disability, retirement, Medicare insurance, family benefits for child dependents, and survivor benefits in the case that you are widowed.
  • Disability – Disability benefits are paid by the social security administration when medical conditions make it impossible to work. This disability must last more than one year, or must be expected to result in death.
  • Retirement age – The retirement age is 62, and 60 for widows. You may opt to receive reduced assistance before you reach the retirement age.
  • Social security – Social security is basically a federal pension system. Throughout your life, you will pay taxes into the social security system. The social security department will then send checks to you, your spouse or your children when you retire, become disabled or die.
  • Social security office – You can visit the government social security office to apply for a social security card, obtain your earnings record and apply for benefits.
  • Survivor benefits – If you die, your benefits can go to a number of people under certain conditions, including your spouse, children, and parents.
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    Collins & Associates
    Duncanville, TX 75116
    We are your first choice for disability services. Call us today to see how we can help you and your loved ones overcome their disability. We are standing by to provide assistance.
    (972) 296-3753
    Social Security Administration
    5509 Donnybrook Ave, Tyler, TX 75703
    (903) 509-3814
    Henderson Rebecca R
    6655 Oak Hill Blvd, Tyler, TX 75703
    (903) 533-9360
    Alan W. Pigg, P.C.
    455 Rice Rd Ste 109, Tyler, TX 75703
    (903) 508-4474
    Teena Dillard
    501 E Dewey St, Malakoff, TX 75148
    (903) 489-3260
    W L Dorsey & Associates
    1324 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 596-8499
    Kimberly Martin & Associates PC
    1001 E Southeast Loop 323 Ste 465, Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 534-0303
    Social Security Disability Claims
    305 S Broadway Ave Ste 300, Tyler, TX 75702
    (903) 581-0971
    Thigpen & Raney
    110 N College Ave Ste 1401, Tyler, TX 75702
    (903) 595-0998
    United States Government Offices
    2400 South St, Nacogdoches, TX 75964
    (936) 569-9507
    Social Security Administration
    221 S 45th St, Corsicana, TX 75110
    (903) 872-2099
    United States Government
    221 S 45th St, Corsicana, TX 75110
    (888) 456-9551
    United States Government
    702 E Denman Ave, Lufkin, TX 75901
    (877) 407-3442
    United States Government
    611 Clinic Dr, Longview, TX 75605
    (888) 617-0455
    Social Security Administration
    100 Dean Box Dr, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (866) 563-1912

    The social security administration is a government agency that functions in a variety of capacities. United States citizens pay into this system with a portion of their work earnings each year. They may receive benefits in the form of retirement income. They may apply for senior Medicare medical coverage. They may also receive disability assistance or survivor benefits. When a child is born in the United States they are issued a social security number. They provide information to the administration and in turn are issued a card that bears their number. This card is used for a lifetime in a variety of situations. It is often used as identification in addition to a picture I.D. such as a driver's license. Later, an individual may apply to receive checks from the department. The federal government implemented a system that would theoretically collect money from citizens in a sort of forced savings account. This money can then be collected as a retirement pension. A person must have met certain employment and other criteria to be eligible. This system is also designed to offer assistance to those left without income due to death. The widow or child of a deceased person eligible for social security benefits may receive them for a set period of time. Many individuals and their spouses have benefited from the social security system. For many years it has acted as insurance against disability, old age, and the death of the primary income earner. In order to apply for social security benefits or to receive a card, a person should visit the website of the department or call your local extension office for instructions. Having your social security information organized and in order can provide you and your family with long term peace of mind.
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