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Ida May Fuller

The first person in the USA to get a regular Social-Security check was Ida May Fuller on January 31, 1940. She got a check for $22.50.

Some folks had gotten checks before Ida but they had made single payments and got a single payment later.

She was the first person to be regularly paid on a monthly basis. When she died at 100 years old she had received nearly $23,000 from her $23.75 in deductions.


Laptop thief gets 74,000 Social Security numbers.

The Wall Street Journal said on January 24, 2014 that our dear Coca-Cola company got robbed at the head office in Atlanta, of laptops that had names, addresses and social security numbers on them for 74,000 people.

Well I can imagine what problems could come from that!

Either nothing or a financial disaster with banks involved and money flying around into different bank accounts here and there and out of our reach.

This has been a big problem for Target

As well with credit card numbers out there for the thieves to disperse and cause grief with. What a day!

Are you eligible for Social Security?

Social Security administration has an Online tool to tell you. It is called BEST for Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool.

You get on the site and answer questions and find out what you might be able to get for benefits.

Try it out at

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