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. Indra

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  2. Tammy M.

    Why does my social security account cost money and is it safe to give my card info because you’ve said a hundred times don’t fo it! So I’m scared I had a stroke and I do dumb things! Thank you

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Tammy. Thanks for checking in with us. Creating a free, personal my Social Security account is safe and secure. You can create an account to review estimates of your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, your earnings record, and the estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid. We hope this helps!

  3. Cathy L.

    My name is Kathy lavari and I’m confused a little My husband passed away 2 years ago and I had been on disability I don’t know for 20 years when he was gone they told me that they were going to let me have his social security however it would only be a portion of what he would receive he was also discharged medically from the Marine corps and I don’t know if they have a social security type thing or what the deal is so please if you can get back to me

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Kathy. We are sorry to hear about your loss. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.


    I am 87 years old, I never had any problems with the Social Security, thanks for keeping us posted.



    • Tammy M.

      I’m so sorry your feeling sad! I feel that way my self but reading these blogs help me some what. Stay safe and feel better.

  6. Thomas W.

    Been trying to get a duplicate SS card for 3 days. I need it for my driver license renewal. Will be 80 next month. I tried following the format given and it keeps telling me the code number given to me does not match and if I try it again and it fails it will be 24 hrs before I can try again. I checked my email and the number is the same ?? I don’t navigate these sites very well, can someone help me ?,Thank you Tom Larson

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Tom. If you are still unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  7. Vildan M.

    Thank You and Be Safe. Much Appreciate Social Security Administration.

  8. S A.

    Thanks for keeping us posted.

  9. Alvin S.

    I have a question. If I retire from my job at age 65 and do NOT contribute to SS until I turn 68, will my SS monthly amount grow by 8 percent each year OR will the amount be set to my age 65 when I stop contributing to SS? Alvin

    • Dr. W.

      Do you really think you can get 8% more from not working for it? You be lucky if its still around to collect !

  10. Renee F.

    Social Security is America I’m action. We set it up, we paid into it, and it works. Don’t let politicians plunder it.

    • Lucy G.

      Yes your right about the politicions getting involved. They will take everything away.

    • Carla S.

      Hi There, Do we get the Stimulus check. I get SSA.

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Carla. Please visit the Internal Revenue Service’s website here for all your Economic Income Payment-related questions. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

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