Don’t Forget to Report Life Changes to Social Security

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The amount you receive from Social Security is based on your earnings history. But, did you know that your benefits can also be affected by other changes in your life and that you should report them right away?

Especially for those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it’s important to report any changes in your living situation, income, or resources to the Social Security Administration (SSA). A recent Social Security Matters blog details some of the most common life changes that can impact your benefits.

These include:

  • Starting or stopping work
  • Moving to a new home
  • Getting married or divorced
  • Buying or selling property
  • Receiving other income, such as alimony, child support, or a pension

If any of these events occur, be sure to contact the SSA as soon as possible. It’s easy to report a change online, and you can even do it from your mobile device. You can also visit your local SSA office.

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