Georgia

Pension and Retirement Benefits

Know Your Rights

  • Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Your Financial Future

    Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future offers introductory guidance to individuals and families seeking help to develop a plan for building personal wealth. While a comprehensive discussion of accounting, finance and investment options is beyond the scope of this workbook, it presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Death Pension Benefits for Veterans

    This website has information on death pensions for eligible dependents of deceased wartime veterans Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Income Support: Pensions

    Pensions are retirement programs established and maintained by employers. Money in most pension programs is put in by employees and employers, although there are some plans that are funded only by employees. Pensions are payable upon retirement either after a certain number of years of employment or at a certain age of the former employee. The Employment Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law which provides pension plan protection to some workers who are employed by companies in the private work force. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Information on Other Fringe Benefits

    "Other Benefits" include a host of incentives provided by agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative). Most of these benefits are not required by law. This website contains information about: (1) Child Care Assistance, (2) Disability Insurance, (3) Flexible Schedules, (4) Other Compensation Benefits, (5) Other Insurance Benefits, (6)Severance Pay, (7) Unemployment Insurance, and (8) Wellness Benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Retirement Benefits

    This website has information about Social Security Retirement Benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Retirement Plans, Benefits & Savings Information

    A pension plan is an employee benefit plan established or maintained by an employer or by an employee organization (such as a union), or both, that provides retirement income or defers income until termination of covered employment or beyond. This web site contains: (1) Consumer Information on Pension Plans, (2) Types of Retirement Plans, (3) Compliance with federal law, such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), (4) Employer Responsibilities, (5) Pension Plan Participant Rights, (6) Rights to Plan Information, (7) Retirement Savings, and (8) Small Business Pension Plan Options and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Social Security Benefits Calculator

    This page has three calculators that you can use to try to estimate what your social security will be when you retire. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Tax Questions by Senior Citizens

    This web site answers common questions that Senior Citizens have about their taxes, especially their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The web site contains links to particular IRS publications. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service
  • How to Prepare for Retirement

    Top 10 Ways to Beat the Clock and Prepare for Retirement. Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español
  • How Work Affects Your Benefits

    If you are receiving retirement or survivor's benefits, this booklet can tell you how much you can earn and still receive benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A PDF

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Learn the Facts on Saving and Investing

    Do you know how much money you’ll need to maintain your family’s current standard of living in retirement? If the answer is No, you’re not alone. A recent national survey found that more than half of working Americans have never determined the amount of money they’ll need to live comfortably in retirement. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Secretary of State
  • Securities and Business Regulation Division

    The Securities and Business Regulation Division of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office protects Georgians from investment, cemetery and pre-need funeral services/merchandise, charity and telemarketing fraud by registering and regulating: securities offerings, securities firms, securities salespeople, investment advisors, charities, charitable fundraisers, and cemeteries and pre-need funeral services/merchandise. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Secretary of State
  • Ending a Job

    This document discusses the following questions: What happens if you are fired or laid off from your job or if you quit? What happens if you become ill or are injured and cannot work? What is sick leave and how is it covered? What happens when you retire? What is a pension? What is Social Security? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions About Individual Retirement Arrangements

    This web page answers common tax questions about individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and individual retirement arrangements. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury