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Watercooler • Filtering the noise on Social Security

Published September 29, 2012 10:42 pm

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More than likely, the future of Social Security will again emerge as an important issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

How informed are you about the Social Security retirement saving system and related disability benefits? And, what are the prospects for the program going forward?

No matter your age, it's important to understand how Social Security works and benefit requirements. Several websites provides an array of insights and perspectives on Social Security. Here are a few:

AARP • Features Social Security basics and a wide range of related issues, at http://www.aarp.org/money/social-security/

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities • Select "Social Security" in the Areas of Research drop down menu to access info on the status, future and "Top Ten Facts" about Social Security, at http://www.cbpp.org

NOLO • Contains links to a wide-range of information on the subject, at http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/social-security

Today's Seniors • Offers Social Security benefits info for different retirement age levels, http://www.todaysseniors.com/pages/Social_Security_Benefits.html

U.S. Social Security Administration • Federal gateway to all things related to Social Security, http://www.ssa.gov