Resources

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Social Security Resources

Helpful Social Security Websites:

The Social Security Advocacy Project (SSAP) .
SSAP has provided Social Security disability and SSI representation to vulnerable individuals since 1997. SSAP helps clients who have a legal problem with disability benefits that they are already receiving

AARP answers many questions about Social Security and calculates benefits
Can answer many question about Social Security

Social Security Homepage

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Social Security

Social Security Information and Resources for Women

Social Security Calculations for Retirement:

1. Sign up for online estimates of your social security benefits at ssa.gov/myaccount. You must have this estimate in order to do social security planning.

2. There are also online calculators at ssa.gov/planners/benefitcalculators.htm. You can get individual help on the telephone 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), or in person at a local SSA office.

3. A good FREE Social Security planner is individual.troweprice.com/public/Retail/Retirement/Social-Security-Tool.

4. Additional calculators can be found at three private companies:
maximizemysocialsecurity.com, socialsecuritysolutions.com, and socialsecuritychoices.com. They offer individual computations for a fee, and their websites will give you a good idea of how they work. Social Security Solutions has trained experts to work with you.

5. If you are at least 66 years old, you can file for benefits but “suspend” the benefits until you are older and then your spouse can apply for spousal benefits (50 percent of your benefits) on your work record while still allowing both you and your spouse’s retirement benefits to grow at 8 percent per year until age 70. The SSA site that mentions this strategy is ssa.gov/retire2/suspend.htm. (See item #2, above).

Non-Profit Organizations

Free Forms for Seniors.
Free Power of Attorney and Advance Directive forms from Senior Rights Assistance.

Disability Rights Washington .
A private, non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal.

Washington Law Help
Help for low income individuals

Compassion & Choices
A non-profit organization working to improving care and expand choice at the end of life.

LifeCenter NorthWest
Organ donation information for the State of Washington. Make informed choices, as well as record your personal decisions.

People’s Memorial Association
People’s Memorial Association is a non-profit service providing simple, dignified, and economical funeral and memorial arrangements.

Seattle Foundation
The Seattle Foundation is a non-profit organization which administers charitable funds, trusts, and bequests and distributes grants to non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound region.

Senior Services
Provides assistance with legal, consumer, and health insurance issues. They have specially trained volunteers under the supervision of an attorney working at 36 outreach sites throughout King County to provide one-on-one assistance.

Government Web Sites and Resources

Unclaimed Property – Heir Finder/Asset Locator

Aging Parents and Adult Children Together (A/PACT)

Selecting Long Term Care Insurance (NAIC) What you should know and a shoppers guide for considering your options.

Aging and Disability Information – Washington State

State of Washington
This link will take you to the State of Washington’s main home page index. From there, you can follow links to find your local lawmakers, search Washington State laws, or get information about various State agencies.

State of Washington Attorney General’s Office
This link will take you to Washington Attorney General’s Office main home page. From there, you can follow links to get information about consumer protection, “lemon laws” and anti-trust litigation.

Dealing with Death – State of Washington Attorney General’s Office

Setting up a Business – State of Washington Secretary of State
This link will take you to the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division page. From there, you can follow links to get information about fees, forms, and various types of businesses.