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5 Ways to Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

September 16, 2021 • By

We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits. Our website offers a convenient way to apply for benefits online. You can apply online for: Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You must be at least 61 years and 9 months in age and want your benefits to start in no […]

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You and Your Family May Be Eligible for Increased Benefits

September 9, 2021 • By

We know your circumstances may change after you apply—or become eligible—for benefits. If you, or a family member, receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain life changes could entitle you to an increase in your benefit amount. As part of our Potential Entitlement initiative, we want to help you identify where you might […]

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How to Change Your Second Factor Authentication for Your Personal my Social Security Account

September 2, 2021 • By

This is part three of our three-part blog series, “my Social Security 101.” Miss the first two blogs? Be sure to check them out here. Did you recently get a new cell phone number or email address? If you did, you will need to update your personal my Social Security account to reflect the new number […]

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Social Security 2021 Trustees Report

August 31, 2021 • By

Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term  financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Want to learn more? Read our press release. Join us on Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. ET as we chat about the report. If […]

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New Online Options to Repay Overpayments

August 26, 2021 • By

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded the online options for you to repay overpayments. If you have an overpayment debt, you may be eligible to make a full or partial payment using Pay.gov or your bank’s online bill pay option. Pay.gov is a secure online service provided by the Department of the Treasury. Only […]

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10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

August 19, 2021 • By

Fraudsters don’t go on vacation—so it’s necessary for you and your loved ones to stay vigilant year round. Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious financial and identity-related issues. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. We have a list of […]

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How Our Expanded Compassionate Allowances Program Helps People with Severe Disabilities

August 16, 2021 • By

On August 16, 2021, Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions. Compassionate Allowances is an initiative that quickly identifies severe medical conditions and diseases that meet our standards for disability benefits. “Everyone who is eligible for benefits under the programs we administer should receive them,” said Acting Commissioner Kijakazi. […]

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Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

August 12, 2021 • By

Disability is something most people don’t like to think about, but the chances that you’ll become disabled are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs:   The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]

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How Social Security Decides if You Still Have a Qualifying Disability

August 5, 2021 • By

The law requires that we review the current medical condition of all people receiving disability benefits periodically to determine if they continue to have a qualifying disability. Generally, if your health hasn’t improved, or if your disability still keeps you from working, you’ll continue to receive benefits. Disability reviews support the integrity of our Social […]

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Disagree with Your Disability Decision? We Will Take Another Look

July 29, 2021 • By

Social Security is here to help millions of people secure today and tomorrow by providing benefits and financial protection. We continue to protect the integrity of our disability programs by ensuring we make the correct decision on each claim. However, if you disagree with our decision on your claim, you can ask us to review […]

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