Is there Amazon Prime Discount for Seniors or AARP?

"Amazon Prime Discount for Seniors"

One of the questions we often get is whether there is an Amazon Prime discount for Seniors or AARP members. In this post, we will provide a detailed answer to the question and show you how you can sign up to get Amazon Prime at a more than 50% discount if you currently receive a qualifying government benefit. Amazon Prime is Amazon’s paid membership service that comes with some amazing perks. It is a membership program that gives you and your family unlimited FREE One-Day shipping on eligible purchases delivered anywhere in the contiguous United States. It is an incredibly […]

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2021 Social Security Payment Calendar

"2021 Social Security Payment Calendar Printable"

If you are receiving Social Security benefits and would like to know when your money will be deposited into your account each month, you’ve come to the right place. Not everyone receives their Social Security check on the same date. Understanding the timing of your Social Security direct deposits can help you manage your finances. Here is a breakdown of when to expect Social Security deposits, including the complete 2021 Social Security Payment Calendar. Number of People on Social Security Over 63 million people, or more than 1 in every 6 U.S. residents, received Social Security benefits. This includes Social Security […]

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2020 Social Security Payment Calendar

"2020 Social Security Payment Calendar Printable"

If you are receiving Social Security benefits and would like to know when your money will be deposited into your account each month, you’ve come to the right place. We have included below the 2020 Social Security Payment Calendar. For the 2021 calendar, click here. Over 63 million people, or more than 1 in every 6 U.S. residents, received Social Security benefits. This includes Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and survivors’ benefits. The average Social Security retirement benefit is $1,503. For many seniors, this represents their primary source of income. When Social Security benefits are paid each […]

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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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