Direct Express Card Guide

"Social Security Direct Express Debit Card Guide"

If you have a Direct Express Card (Social Security Debit Card) and have questions about your card, you’ve come to the right place. In this detailed guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about your Direct Express card, including lost card replacement, how to log in online to check your balance, how to speak to a live person at customer service, and much more. This post will cover: What is the Direct Express Card? Benefits of Direct Express Card How do I apply for a Direct Express Card? Direct Express Login How Do I check my Direct […]

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How to Create Direct Express Account Online

The Direct Express Card online account is an online service provided by Direct Express Debit card that allows you to review your account history, check your current balance, get information about customer service to order a replacement card or file a dispute and many more. In this post, we will walk you through the step by step process to create Direct Express account online. In this post, we will cover: What is the Direct Express Card? What You Can do with Direct Express Account How to Create Direct Express Account Online What to do after you Create your Account Direct […]

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Direct Express Card Login

"Direct Express Card Login Guide"

If you are trying to log in to your Direct Express Debit Card account, we can help. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to successfully complete the Direct Express Login to check your card balance, view pending deposits or transactions, or file get information to file a complaint. If you have a new Direct Express Card and need help activating the card (creating an online account), see below for instructions. In this post, we will cover: What is the Direct Express Card? What You Can do with Direct Express Account Direct Express Card Login How to […]

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37 States That Don’t Tax Social Security Benefits

"List of States that don't tax social security benefits"

One of the biggest issues of concern to retirees is how much tax is going to be taken out of their Social Security check. Of special interest to retirees is whether their Social Security benefits are taxable at the state level. In this post, we will list the 37 states that don’t tax Social Security benefits. Many retirees are surprised to learn that they can end up having to pay federal income tax on their Social Security benefits. The federal government taxes up to 85% of your benefits, depending on your income. In addition, some states also require residents to […]

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Is Social Security Income Taxable in 2020?

"Is Social Security Income Taxable"

One of the most popular questions we get from Social Security applicants and new beneficiaries is whether Social Security income is taxable.  The simplest answer is yes, Social Security is taxable at the federal level and even in some states. This usually comes as a surprise to many new Social Security beneficiaries. That is because, after working their entire lives and having Social Security payroll taxes withheld from their paychecks, many workers feel like they’ve earned their Social Security benefits and are not sure why they have to pay taxes on them. In this post, we will explain why Social Security […]

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Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?

"Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished"

If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits but are behind on your debt payments, you may be worried about the garnishment of your benefits. In this post, we will answer the question – “Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?” and explain the types of debt you may have that can cause your Social Security benefits to be garnished. This is part of our Social Security Questions and Answers Series. This post will cover: What is the Garnishment of Wages? Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished? Can Benefits on Direct Express Card be Garnished? Your Bank’s Responsibility to Protect Your […]

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What is the Social Security COLA Increase? – 2020 Guide

The Social Security Administration has announced next year’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). However, this year’s increase is a modest number compared with last year’s. In this post, we will review the 2020 Social Security COLA Increase and explain the other 5 major changes that are coming for Social Security that you should know about. This post about Social Security COLA Increase will cover: What is Social Security COLA? Social Security COLA Increase for 2020 Social Security COLA History 2020 Social Security Changes that Might Affect You What is Social Security COLA? The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required by law to […]

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What is the Maximum Social Security Benefit? – 2020 Guide

"How do I get the Maximum Social Security  Benefit"

The maximum Social Security benefit an individual can receive depends on the age at which the person retires. In this post, we will explain in detail what the maximum monthly Social security benefit is, according to the age you retire. We will then provide the maximum benefit amounts for 2020. This Post about Social Security Maximum Benefit will cover: What is the Maximum Social Security Benefit? 2020 Maximum Social Security Benefit Top 5 Social Security Retirement Questions What is the Maximum Social Security Benefit? With a formula based on your average earnings over the course of your career, Social Security […]

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2020 SSDI Benefits Eligibility and How to Apply

"How does SSDI Benefits Work"

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI Benefits) is a Social Security program that pays monthly benefits to you if you become disabled before you reach retirement age and are not able to work. In this post, we will walk you through what you need to know to successfully apply for SSDI benefits, including how much you will receive if approved, work and medical eligibility requirements, how disability decision is made and what happens after you apply. This post on SSDI Benefits will cover the following: What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? How Much in SSDI Benefits Can I Get? Who […]

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SSI Income Limits – 2020

"What is the SSI income limit"

In this post, we will review the SSI income limits. We will explain in detail how much you can earn and still continue to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits. In addition, we will review the income limit for a child and for married couples. This post on SSI income limits will cover: What is Supplemental Security Income? What is Counted as Income for SSI? How Much Will I Receive in SSI Benefits? SSI Income Limits for 2020 How do I apply for SSI? SSI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What is Supplemental Security Income? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal […]

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