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If you have participated in a traditional pension plan, a 401(k), or other employment-based retirement plan, you will want to know how to file a claim for your benefits. This website outlines some of your plan's obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines. This website is More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Find out how working after beginning to receive retirement benefits can lead to increases or decreases in benefits. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report Article
Tags: Social Security, Income, Retirement, Benefits, Saving 
Date: 3/25/2014
This website provides information on using US Savings Bonds to save for retirement. Did you know that a person retiring at age 65 spends an average of 18 years in retirement? Experts estimate that you'll need 70-80% of your pre-retirement income—lower earners will need 90 percent or more—to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
MyRA (My Retirement Account) is a program offering a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Savers will be able to open an account with as a little as $25 and contribute $5 or more every payday. MyRAs balances will never go More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Savings, Retirement, Planning, Accounts
Date: 4/2/2015
"my Social Security," is a new online service that provides individuals quick access to their personal Social Security information. The site enables working individuals to obtain their earnings record and see estimates of future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. It also enables people, More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/5/2013
You can apply online for Social retirement or spouse's benefits or disability benefits. You can also check the status of your application, or request an appeal if benefits were denied. This site provides guidance and forms. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/27/2012
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone you care about, and protect them from scams and fraud. We are releasing four
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Guide
Tags: Elderly, Caregiver, Finances 
Date: 3/25/2014
There's never going to be a perfect time to start saving. The important thing is to start, and you don't need lots of cash to do so. Having a "rainy day" or emergency fund can protect you from having to use high-cost credit when you hit a rough patch. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/22/2013
Providing for health care is an important part of retirement. This website and publication provides information on the circumstances when employer-provided retiree health benefits can be reduced or terminated and the importance of reviewing your plan documents. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012