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Social Security

Social Security is deducted from each employee’s paycheck at an established Federal Government rate. The College shares the cost of this benefit by matching contributions for all employees. 

Social Security benefits are paid for death, total disability, and retirement, provided you have been covered by Social Security for a period of time sufficient for eligibility. These benefits are paid regardless of any other insurance coverage you may have. Claims for benefits should be filed with the local Social Security office.

The Social Security Administration recommends you check your account periodically at

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