85 Years Serving the American People

August 14, 2020 • By

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Last Updated: July 19, 2021

We take pride in having provided vital benefits and services to this great nation for 85 years.  America has a diverse population with a variety of needs. With our diverse population in mind, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. These pages are easy to share with friends and family or on social media. Here are just a few that might speak to you or someone you love.

We proudly serve wounded warriors and veterans. They made sacrifices to preserve the freedoms Americans treasure. Many of them do not know they might be entitled to disability benefits from Social Security. Share our resources for veterans with them to make sure they get the benefits they deserve.

Social Security plays an important role in providing economic security for women. Nearly 55 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women. With longer life expectancies than men, women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income.

A woman who is 65 years old today can expect to live, on average, until about 87, while a 65-year-old man can expect to live, on average, until about 84. Also, women often have lower lifetime earnings than men, which usually means lower benefits. Women need to plan early and wisely for retirement and we’re here to provide valuable information to help. Share our women’s page with someone who needs this information and may need help planning for their golden years.

Do you know someone who is just starting their career? Now is the best time for them to start preparing for retirement. The sooner they begin to save, the more they’ll have at retirement. Share our early career resources page with a young worker you know.

These are just a few web pages that are tailored to a specific group’s needs. If you didn’t see your own, please check out our People Like Me home page.

As we mark our 85th anniversary, we look forward to serving America for generations to come!

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Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Diana K.

    We must control how the Government handles OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. They have been, “borrowing” from our funds in excessive amounts, and not repaying their “loans”. If we don’t do something, all of our Social Security money (that we have paid in all of our working lives), will be GONE!

    • Prc

      Again, you have no idea what you are talking about, you are 100% wrong.

  2. About C.

    Thank you all!

  3. Edwin l.

    Dx keep letting people hack my account a there is no way to stop it!

  4. José G.

    Do any thing posible for them. I reconize all the work they do in our lifes. I had a mother, I have sisters and I hace a wonderful wife.

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  6. Frank

    Thank you Social Security and may God bless us all.

  7. Claudio g.

    Why I haven’t recibe stimulus checks…..

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Claudio, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

      • Timothy W.

        Timothy. Are we going to get bypassed. Again because of my sister using me as a dependent. I also had six years in the army and am on ssi. Im only getting. 522. Dollars a month. I could realy use the help i also had a bad accident and had a. C1. Burst fracture. I can not walk more than 100 feet without. Stoping. I have complacations from breaking my neck. Help me please.

  8. Emmanuel

    I am terrified about the future of Social Security in large part due to the political vibes coming from the current administration.
    Is there a way to predict other than hopes and prayers?
    Thank you,

  9. mario a.

    Thanks for everything

  10. Cheryl

    It has really been frustrating trying to get in touch with someone from the Social Security office, I called the number waited on hold forever, finally the phone was ringing, no one ever answered. The office is closed so how are people suppose to find out information. Why is the Social Security office closed, other businesses are open for business?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for using our blog. Our offices remain closed to the public for face-to-face service. We are still able to provide critical services via phone, fax and online. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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