Questions about Social Security and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) or the Government Pension Offset (GPO)? The Social Security web site has the answers and a calculator so you can estimate your Social Security benefits (if you are eligible). The calculator (click here) requires tyou to have your annual Social Security Statement for the earnings information and will estimate your benefits under the WEP or GPO without you having to know all the details about the programs. There is also a benefits calculator you can download to your computer that gives a more accurate estimate.
IRS Tax Forms and publications can be downloaded from here.
OIG-USDA - OIG's official web page at the USDA web site
NARFE - National Active and Retired Federal Employees Asscoiation website
THOMAS - Search for legislative information regarding action in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives. This is a service of the Library of Congress
FIRSTGOV - the only official U.S. Government portal to 47 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions.
National Do Not Call List - Operated by the Federal Trade Commission. The place to list (free) your telephone number(s) to try to eliminate those annoying telephone sales calls. Your registration is only good for 5 years, so you have to renew it occasionally.
You have been Approved !!! - Are you tired of being inundated with "pre-approved" credit card offers and insurance solicitations? Companies send these out after running a credit check on you through one or more of the 4 major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, Innovis and Trans Union). You can opt-out of these (free) by calling 1 888 5OPTOUT (1 888 567 8688) or through the website optoutprescreen.com. This will prevent your name from being furnished by the major credit bureaus to creditors wanting to send you unsolicited, firm offers of credit. The opt-out is good for 5 years and you can opt back in at any time through the same number or website. To learn more, click here for information from the Experian website or read the FTC newsletter here (a pdf file).