Social Security

Website Reviews: Social Security Administration

The Social Security site is primarily targeted at those individuals who are retiring soon. The section of the Social Security site that focuses on retirement planning has three sections: Looking for Information, Already Near Retirement Age, and Close to age 65. The Social Security site gave me a basic understanding of how Social Security benefits figure into retirement, but it did not give a lot of information about how to plan for retirement as a person at the beginning of his career.

Mobile Website Reviews: Social Security Mobile

Social Security Administration (SSA) is the Federal agency that provides services that meet "the changing needs of the public" and information for members in the diverse populations of social classes, gender, veterans, disabilities, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Available from Non-Profit Organizations

Learn about the AARP Bulletin App

Available from SSA

Learn about SSI Mobile Wage Reporting

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E-Government Tool Reviews: SSA's Retirement Estimator Calculator

The purpose of the Social Security Administration's Retirement Estimator Calculator is straightforward enough -- it is designed to provide the user with an estimate of their anticipated social security benefits based on their income, paid social security (which is relative to their income), and the age the user plans on retiring.

Social Security Information from NGOs and Libraries

Links to information developed by outside organizations about Social Security programs

Social Media

Different social media outlets to stay connected to SSA

Policy & Legal Issues

Social Security laws, regulations, and rulings (collectively referred to as the Social Security Program Rules)

Social Security 101

Basic resources available from the SSA website