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Social Security Launches Redesigned Website at SSA.gov

December 6, 2022 • By

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Starting today, visitors to SSA.gov will experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “SSA.gov is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner […]

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Are Americans Financially Educated on Retirement Savings?

December 1, 2022 • By

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Financial education helps people learn about savings, credit, and loans. It also helps prepare people for life changes and to weather the unexpected. This knowledge is essential when planning for retirement. So, how prepared are U.S. adults for their future retirement? At the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), we poll on key issues related […]

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We Want to Provide You with Timely, High Quality, and Accurate Service

November 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security Administration (SSA) employees demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving the millions of people like you who turn to us for help each year. However, we cannot keep up with the demand for service and our annual fixed cost increases like salaries, rent, and guard services. The bottom line is that we need more funding to […]

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New Start Dates for Medicare Part B Coverage Coming in 2023

November 17, 2022 • By

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Changes are coming next year for Medicare Part B coverage. What is not changing: If you are eligible at age 65, your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP): Begins three months before your 65th birthday. Includes the month of your 65th birthday. Ends three months after your 65th birthday. If you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part […]

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Self-Attestation is the Right Step for the Social Security Administration

November 14, 2022 • By

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The two most important parts of transition for many transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse people are changing their name and correcting their gender marker on official records. This process often required jumping through many legal, medical and bureaucratic hoops.

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Supporting Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

November 10, 2022 • By

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Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2022. Every year on this day, we honor all veterans who served our country and risked their lives to protect us. Our Wounded Warriors webpage is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about […]

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SSI: 50 Years of Financial Security

October 31, 2022 • By

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We’re celebrating 50 years of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. President Nixon signed the SSI program into law on October 30, 1972. Two years later, in January 1974, the agency began paying SSI benefits to people who meet the eligibility requirements. SSI recipients have limited income and resources, and this monthly payment helps meet […]

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Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

October 27, 2022 • By

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Everyday people with disabilities play an important role in a diverse and inclusive workforce. In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we’d like to tell you about Amy and her path to financial independence through work […]

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Social Security Implements Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

October 20, 2022 • By

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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that we now offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We implemented this policy change and the new option is now available. “The Social Security Administration’s Equity Action Plan includes a commitment to decrease administrative burdens and ensure people […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

October 13, 2022 • By

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Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price […]

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