What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know

two women and a baby playing blocksFor more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow for many Americans.

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states.

Social Security recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states, and some non-marital legal relationships (such as some  civil unions and domestic partnerships), for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, Medicare entitlement, and eligibility and payment amount for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Here are five things you should know about our benefits for same-sex couples: Continue reading

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Securing Today and Tomorrow for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

little girl with familySocial Security is proud to be your friend for life. Our agency touches the life of nearly every American, no matter where they are on their journey. We are there for you and your family through births, first jobs, marriages, and when you’re ready to sail into retirement. We are proud to serve people of all races and cultures with dignity, pride, and in a way that is accessible and convenient. Continue reading

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From Alessia to Zayn, Popular Baby Names on the Rise!

3 babies sitting togetherEvery year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. It’s fun to see how America’s trends and culture have diversified and our choices have broadened. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2016 and see where your or your child’s name ranks! Continue reading

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Social Security is Important to Mothers

Moms are a fundamental component of our society. The roles they play in our lives, as doctor, nurturer, teacher, taxi driver, cook, housekeeper, cheerleader, and more, are essential. At Social Security we see just how much mothers do every day. We understand their commitment. And we want to make sure that when the time comes, your mom is ready to retire and can enjoy the fruits of her labor. We’re with you throughout life’s journey with benefits, tools, and information to help your mom secure today and tomorrow. For four important facts you might not know about why Social Security is important to mothers, check out our infographic:  Continue reading

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Five Resources to Prepare You for Retirement

woman on laptopSocial Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor.

We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure today and tomorrow. When it comes to retirement, we’ve got you covered with five important tools: Continue reading

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