Social Security offers a variety of benefits when you need them. Retirement—by far the most widely utilized benefit. Most people need about 10 years of work (40 credits) to qualify for retirement benefits. You can retire as early as...
In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve(d) in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as...
Information worthy of reflection and personal engagement...I am forwarding a portion of a note from the Veterans Administration: Perhaps the greatest value of a life is to spend it for something that lives after it. On Memorial Day, we honor...
As many Americans push toward retirement, there is an ever-present worry regarding whether seniors will outlive their financial resources. That is, will their money run out before they die? Social Security benefits help to cover the financial needs...
You qualify for Social Security benefits by earning credits when you work in a job, or are self-employed, and pay Social Security payroll taxes. In 2014, you receive one credit for each $1,200 of earnings, up to the maximum...
I have a friend who suffered a fall two years ago. While the cause is still somewhat inconclusive, his subsequent rehab and overall health has put him on the sidelines from work. No income, divorced, with two...
The Veterans Administration provides financial benefits in the form of tax-free compensation, and lifetime pensions, to eligible Veterans - in some cases, including surviving spouses. In previous posts, we have reviewed the characteristics, coverage components, and rating structure...
There are many community resources available to veterans - young and old - which offer support, counselling, and financial assistance. The Military Friends Foundation is one such resource. Established in 2003 with the financial support of private...
High Quality Healthcare & Benefits All Veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. And the Boston VA Healthcare System is committed to providing the high quality healthcare and benefits that our Veterans - young, and old...