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A COVID-19 Update from Our Commissioner

March 19, 2020 • By

I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.

To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online. If you have a critical need that you cannot address online, we can help you over the phone.

Please visit our Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page to find out what services we are continuing and which ones we are suspending, how to contact us, and important information about deadlines we are extending to ease the burden on you and medical providers during this pandemic.

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Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Commissioner of Social Security Administration

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  1. VanEtta F. Anderson

    Hi I am looking for the connection in-regards to the Covaid-19 stimulus checks to everyone. wee have not received our checks as of to day. My husband and myself are both on social security with no other income.
    Could you advise us of who we are to contact in reguards to this issue. Thank you for your help in this matter.

    VanEtta and James Anderson
    vanet_jim@msn.com
    Phone 303-324-5811

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi VanEtta, 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!

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  2. Thomas McPhail

    My first social security check was on the 8th of the month starting in July. Why are the days in which I receive my payment changing This month I will not get my check until the 14th.
    I thought I would be getting my payment on the same day each month?

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Thomas, thank you for using our blog. The birthday of the person whose record they receive benefits under determines their payment date:
      Date of Birth Payment Day:
      1st through 10th Second Wednesday
      11th through 20th Third Wednesday
      21st through 31st Fourth Wednesday

      Go to Schedule of Social Security Payments for the current payment dates.

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  3. MARY ALMANZA

    Need clarification press release 2021 SSI benefits do not match 1.3% increase instead the increased is base 1.45% $783.00 to 794.00.
    Why the difference between SSI holder and SSA holder.

    Reply
  4. Karen Moore

    I faxed some information to 833 914 1929 on 7 Aug 2020.

    I am getting conflicting info about my benefit amount in regards to spouses benefits.

    Is the above number a legit SSA fax number? Thank you.

    Reply
  5. Salena

    Salena on October 16, 2020 at 6:03 am said:
    Social Security has Deducted Medicare from my monthly payments . Then kept the money and cancelled my Medicare. Proof is in my payment history. Now during this Pandemic I have no insurance. Local office has refused to fix it after saying they will during every phone call.
    After many complaints I I mysteriously receive a refund check for one month. When Medicare was deducted every month.

    Please assist ASAP

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  6. JERMAR TRAMEL SWILLEY 6348

    I’VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH epilepsy,eczema, HALLUCINATIONS AUDIO, SCHIZOPHRENIA PARANOID TYPE,CHEMICALLY IMBALANCE, ALL BY MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION,NOW I TAKE TWO HIGH BLOOD MEDICINE TWO MUSCLE SPASM MEDICINE I’VE BEEN ON psychological MEDICINE SINCE 1998 AND I TAKE A THERAPEUTIC VITAMIN 40yrs. OLD WITH NO MONEY NO FAMILY AND I’M JUST ABOUT HOMELESS HERE IN DETROIT MICHIGAN PLEASE HELP I HAVE MEDICAID BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN AND DON’T HAVE TO show 80hrs. OF WORK RELATED JOB ACTIVITIES OR SEARCHES A MONTH NO CO-PAYS OR PREMIUMS PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME.

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  7. Jacquelyn N'Jai

    I am being denied access to my scocial security portal. Yet I leep getting email claiming I opted out of getting mailed documents. So, I am being denied a right to any information whatsoever about my account. I requested mail ONLY, but somehow the opt out keeps reoccurring and when I try to get in I am being locked out. What should I do?I need my documents?

    Also, should 141.00+ a month be coming out of my SSA check during the pamdemic?

    Reply

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