File & Suspend? Restricted Application? Or just wait? - Social Security Matters

Washington, DC - My wife and I were both born in 1953. My wife will reach her full retirement age in March 2019 and I will reach mine in June of 2019. My wife's benefit will be roughly $2,200/month and mine will be about $2,700/month if we were to file for payments. An option I have considered is spousal benefits only. In June of 2019 can my wife or I file and suspend our benefits and the other file for spousal benefits and receive half of the others benefits while both our benefits continue to earn credit (8% per year) until we both hit 70? ~ Looking to Maximize

Presidential Message on National Mentoring Month

Washington, DC - During National Mentoring Month, we celebrate the dedicated men and women who volunteer their time, talents, and resources to mentor, teach, and empower young people and those in need of guidance.

Arizona Man Sentenced for Providing Material Support to ISIS

New York - Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal, 46, a resident of Arizona, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for providing and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, aiding and abetting the receipt of military-type training from ISIS, and conspiring to receive such training.

2,000 human brains yield clues to how genes raise risk for mental illnesses

Washington, DC - It’s one thing to detect sites in the genome associated with mental disorders; it’s quite another to discover the biological mechanisms by which these changes in DNA work in the human brain to boost risk. In their first concerted effort to tackle the latter, 15 collaborating research teams of the National Institutes of Health-funded PsychENCODE Consortium leveraged statistical power gained from a large sample of about 2000 postmortem human brains.

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 1872, H.R. 2454, H.R. 3996 and H.R. 4111 into Law

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the President signed into law: