VA Announces Retroactive Disability Benefits for Fully Developed Claim Filers
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that veterans filing a "fully developed claim" for service-connected disability compensation may be eligible to up to one year of retroactiv
Social Security Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples
The recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) forces Social Security to recognize same-sex marriage as a valid marriage in states that recognize same-sex marriage
New and Increased Payroll Taxes for Social Security and Medicare
As of January 1, 2013, the Social Security (OASDI) portion of the payroll tax increased to 6.2% of covered wages (it had temporarily been lowered to 4.2% for 2011 and 2012).
Social Security and SSI Benefit Amounts and Other Figures Change in 2013
The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.7% increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2013.