Friday, September 21, 2012

My unemployment benefits ran out now what?

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How do I apply for Unemployment Benefits?

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An Invitation from FEMA

September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA invites you to pledge to prepare now by joining the National Preparedness Coalition.
The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community is where we connect and collaborate on emergency preparedness. Use it to empower yourself to prepare and to coordinate preparedness activities with your family, neighbors, co-workers, and those with whom you may study or worship.
Here are the top 5 reasons to join:
    •    Get access to useful information to help you prepare.
    •    Promote your national preparedness event on the calendar.
    •    Get support and share best practices with over 18,000 members.
    •    Connect with FEMA personnel and others near you in the regional forums.
    •    Help others prepare and increase our resilience.
Join the National Preparedness Coalition now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Social Security Check Payment Dates and Schedule for 2012

When are Social Security benefits paid by direct deposit or check? 

Social Security disability, survivor, and retirement benefits are paid in the month after they are due.  The benefit payment day is determined by the beneficiaries' birth date.
 Benefits paid on
 Birth date on     
 Second Wednesday
 Third Wednesday
 Fourth Wednesday
If you receive benefits as:
  • A retired or disabled worker, the payment day will be determined by your birth date.
  • A spouse, the payment day will be determined by your spouse's birth date.
  • A survivor, the payment day will be determined by your parent's/spouse's birth date.
  • A retired or disabled worker and as a spouse, the payment day will be determined by the birth date of the beneficiary of the benefit first received.
Beneficiaries receiving benefits prior to May 1997 or receiving both Social Security benefits and SSI payments will have a payment date of the third of the month. Beneficiaries paid on the third of the month can, under certain circumstances, volunteer to change their payment date but will not be able to choose the payment day. The birth date will determine the new payment day. The decision to volunteer for cycling is permanent but the payment cycle could change if entitlement on a new record occurs.