The formula is generally simple but can be convoluted in the details.
Fred McQuire now listed as legal spouse of George Martinez.
Q: My mother died on July 25. When we looked into her checking account a few weeks later, we found out her Social Security check for July had been returned. We called Social Security to explain to them that my mother was alive almost the whole month of July, but to no avail. They said she wa…
Barber campaign releases 30-second ad to debunk recent attack ads on TV, radio.
Attorney hoping for prompt ruling in case to ease financial burden.
Earnings-sharing proposals fail the fairness test.
Clearing up common misunderstandings about earned benefits and how they're calculated.
Someone once said, “You are entitled to your own set of opinions, but you are not entitled to your own set of facts.” In other words, once you have all the facts about a situation, you certainly can come to your own conclusions about how you view those circumstances. But you can’t skew the f…
Every year about this time, the Social Security and Medicare board of trustees release their annual report on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
Column about taking benefits at age 62 touches a nerve with readers.
A longtime Social Security spokesman shares his expertise with readers.
Arizona AG indicts 10 for AHCCCS, SSI fraud
New Sunday column in the Star answers readers' questions about Social Security.
PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees.
As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.
If liberals succeed in blocking any serious entitlement reform during the Obama presidency, as seems increasingly likely, they will have handed conservatives a gift.
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That noise. It keeps getting louder and louder.
Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
To the let's-cut-entitlements crowd, what's wrong with America is that seniors are living too high off the hog. With the cost of medical care still rising (though not as fast as it used to), the government is shelling out many more dollars per geezer (DPG) than it is per youngster (DPY). The…