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Here Are Three Social Security Mistakes That Can Cost You Financially

Social Security will be an important benefit of your retirement plans as a typical American, and it will most likely be a huge part of your income. Many Americans, however, don’t fully understand how these benefits work and what the program does for you. For Americans who go into this process unaware, you could fall into some pretty common financial traps that could permanently reduce your income later on. 3 Mistakes You Want to Avoid When Becoming a Social Security Recipient Claiming benefits before you know how they work. If you don’t fully understand the factors that could impact your Social Security income, you could most likely make poor decisions when attempting to claim benefits. You should fully know how your age, work history, and marital status will affect your benefits during the claim process. For example, retiring before full retirement age (FRA) will reduce your monthly income. If you…
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Fox Host Calls Male SSDI Recipients “Eunuchs”

Last month, a Fox Business Channel host told a group of conservative people that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was turning men into “modern-day eunuchs.” According to the website rawstory.com, Charles Payne told attendees at David Horowitz’s ‘Restoration Weekend 2013’ that men in the country had been “castrated at the soul” by “gaming the system”, when discussing SSDI. “[Men have] been cut off from the traditional role of young men as risk takers, family creators and future leaders,” Payne said, according to rawstory.com. “Big strong men around this country, they sit on porches and stoops, they stand on street corners all day long collecting taxpayer benefits.” Payne also reportedly described SSDI benefits as “lavish and generous”, describing it as an economic issue. “So now, these modern-day eunuchs are being paid billions — billions of dollars not to work,” Payne said, according to rawstory.com. “They’re proud of it!” Find a Tulsa…
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More Than 10 Million Received Disability Benefits in 2012

We often mention in our blog how people pay into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit system and earn work credits, busting the myth that it is an “entitlement” program. Last week, benefitspro.com released an article indicating just how many people were paid through the system last year, using Social Security Administration (SSA) statistics. According to the SSA, more than 10.1 million people were paid disability benefits under the SSDI program in 2012, 2.5 percent of whom were disabled widows or widowers. The SSA reported that as of December 2012, there were 8.8 million disabled workers, 1 million disabled adult children and 255,472 disabled widows and widowers receiving SSDI benefits. Benefitspro.com reported that the states with the highest rates of disability beneficiaries include Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi and West Virginia. The average age for a beneficiary in 2012 was 53, with men accounting for a higher number of…
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