Social Security 2018 Trustees Report
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Social Security 2018 Trustees Report

Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds. To learn more, please visit http://ow.ly/G2Kl30klYyH.  Join us on Facebook Live on 6/14 at 7 P.M. ET as we chat with Social …

Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer
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Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer

In 2018, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families everywhere. On June 3, 2018, we observed National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social Security encourages getting checkups to provide early …

You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime
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You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. During May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, and we want to highlight how we are here for you. We’re there when you get your first job, when you get married, and through years of work when you are paying Social Security taxes. …

Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day
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Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way …

Rise and Fall in Cases Pending an Administrative Law Judge Hearing: New Actuarial Study
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Rise and Fall in Cases Pending an Administrative Law Judge Hearing: New Actuarial Study

The “great recession” that began at the end of 2007 contributed to a rise in initial applications for Social Security disability benefits that peaked in 2010. This surge in initial applications led to a similar rise in appeals for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Because the surge …

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States and celebrate the accomplishments of this community. Like our great nation, the AAPI community draws strength from family and the diversity of its distinct cultures — each with its own history …

New Medicare Cards Are on the Way
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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

Did you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to everyone with Medicare? Instead of your Social Security Number (SSN), your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you. This will help to protect you against identity …

Just arrived! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2017
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Just arrived! Introducing Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2017

Social Security is with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names! For many people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We’re able to determine the most popular baby names from the prior year based on …

Catch Up on Your Facebook Live Events
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Catch Up on Your Facebook Live Events

Social Security engages with the public in a number of ways. From blog posts like this to news articles, and printed publications to tweets, we try to speak to as many people, in as many ways, as we can. Our Facebook Live events give you concise information in an easy-to-follow …

my Social Security Saves You Time for the Important Things
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my Social Security Saves You Time for the Important Things

Time is our most valuable resource. How you spend it is important. A my Social Security account helps free your time for the important things. What is a my Social Security account? Watch this video to find out: Have you got a personal my Social Security account? If not, open …

1 Million Social Security Replacement Cards and Counting
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1 Million Social Security Replacement Cards and Counting

Your Social Security number is your first and continuous link with Social Security, so losing your card can be frustrating. Luckily, there’s a way to replace your card when you need it, with our online replacement card service. It’s quick, easy, and free! Now, more than one million people have …

Retire Today with Our Online Services
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Retire Today with Our Online Services

Is retirement knocking at your door? Social Security makes your journey into retirement nice and easy.  You’ve worked hard all your life, and after going down your retirement list, now you’re finally ready to take that step. You checked your Social Security Statement in your my Social Security account and …

Estimate Your Benefits Today for a Secure Tomorrow
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Estimate Your Benefits Today for a Secure Tomorrow

Whether you’re retiring soon or you’ll be in the work force for several more years, it is important to prepare for what the future holds. That’s where Social Security comes in.  Social Security puts you in control with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere. You can get estimates based …

See What You Can Do Online!
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See What You Can Do Online!

For over 80 years, Social Security has changed to meet the needs of our customers. Today, our easy, secure, and convenient-to-use online services allow you to do business with us from the comfort of your preferred location. From requesting a Social Security card to filing for retirement, our online services …

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Retirement Right Now
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3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Retirement Right Now

Whether you just started seriously planning or are ready to retire, Social Security is the place to start. We’re with you throughout life’s journey, and that includes retirement planning! The first thing you should remember is that Social Security replaces only a portion of your pre-retirement earnings. Most financial advisers …

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How to Create a my Social Security Account

A personal my Social Security account is one of the most important tools in your online services tool belt. A my Social Security account puts you in control of your Social Security record. Opening an account is quick, secure, and easy. Check out our infographic on how you can create your …

National Social Security Month Shines a Light on Our Online Services
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National Social Security Month Shines a Light on Our Online Services

In April, we celebrate National Social Security Month, and highlight our agency’s mission and purpose. We’re with you throughout life’s journey — from birth, to marriage, and into retirement — and we’re always searching for ways to give you easy and secure access to everything we offer. We are constantly …

 It’s National Social Security Month!
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 It’s National Social Security Month!

National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services.  From programs that help support you through life’s journey, to services that help put you in control, to systems that help protect what’s important to you, Social Security is committed …

Rosie The Riveter: Working Women’s Icon
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Rosie The Riveter: Working Women’s Icon

“Rosie the Riveter” is an American icon representing women working in factories during World War II. These women learned new jobs and filled in for the men who were away at war. They produced much of the armaments and ammunition to supply the war effort. They also paid FICA on …

How Special Payments After You Retire Affect Your Social Security Benefit
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How Special Payments After You Retire Affect Your Social Security Benefit

After you retire from your job or self-employment, you may get payments for work you did before you started receiving Social Security benefits. We call those “special payments.” Usually, special payments will not affect your Social Security benefit, if they are for work done before you retired. These payments will …

1 Month Until Tax Day. Social Security Can Help You Prepare!
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1 Month Until Tax Day. Social Security Can Help You Prepare!

This year the tax return filing deadline, or Tax Day, falls on April 17. Individual income tax returns are due to federal and state governments. Social Security can help you prepare: If you receive Social Security benefits, Social Security provides you with an annual Benefit Statement, also known as the …

National Consumer Protection Week
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National Consumer Protection Week

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? This week, March 4-10, is National Consumer Protection Week, when we join the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money. Have questions about how to protect your hard-earned money? You can …

How Social Security Helps Women Secure Today and Tomorrow
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How Social Security Helps Women Secure Today and Tomorrow

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but also on the challenges women continue to face in the 21st century. Today, more women are working than ever before, paying Social Security taxes, and earning credit toward monthly retirement income. With longer life …

How Social Security Helps Women Secure Today and Tomorrow
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How Social Security Helps Women Secure Today and Tomorrow

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but also on the challenges women continue to face in the 21st century. Today, more women are working than ever before, paying Social Security taxes, and earning credit toward monthly retirement income. With longer life …

Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week
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Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week

A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, …

Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week
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Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week

A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, …

Ex-Spouse Benefits And How They Affect You
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Ex-Spouse Benefits And How They Affect You

Just like during tax season, it’s good to have all the information you need early so you can prepare and get any money you are due. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive …

Social Security Celebrates Black History Month
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Social Security Celebrates Black History Month

In February, we honor African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’s birthdays. African American communities have celebrated these birthdays together for over 90 years. Honoring our shared history is one way we can remember that we believe in …

Get a Replacement Social Security Tax Form Online With Ease
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Get a Replacement Social Security Tax Form Online With Ease

It’s that time of year again. Preparing for tax season can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. If you misplaced your Benefits Statement or haven’t received it by the end of January, we’ve made it easy to go online to get a replacement with …