Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

We Are Here to Help You Realize Your Dream

January 17, 2017 • By

January 16 was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — a national holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans, and he died during his efforts to make his dream a reality. Many people commemorate this holiday by serving their community and […]

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Finding Value—and my Social Security—in light of Budget Cuts

January 9, 2017 • By

Every payday, you have Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and Self-Employed Contributions Act (SECA) taxes deducted from your paycheck. Nearly all of these contributions are used to pay Social Security benefits to more than 60 million retired, disabled, and widowed workers and their children, as well as to Medicare beneficiaries. A very small amount also […]

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A Fulfilling New Years Resolution: Retirement Planning

January 4, 2017 • By

 It’s 2017, and that means you might be one more year closer to retirement. Whether you’re at your very first job or wrapping up a successful career, there are always new things to learn about when it comes to saving for the future. So why not make retirement planning part of your New Year’s resolution! […]

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The Twelve Sites of Social Security

December 19, 2016 • By

Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We […]

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Disability Insurance (DI) Facts

December 7, 2016 • By

Social Security disability payments are modest, but they keep some families financially afloat.  

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Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

December 1, 2016 • By

In December, Social Security will launch a new service for my Social Security account holders where the public can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal filed with us. The service will provide detailed information about retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals filed either online on […]

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Thankful for Services that Touch America

November 24, 2016 • By

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful for the blessings we’ve had through the year. Here are six of the services we, at Social Security, are most thankful for:

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Own a Small Business? File Your W-2s Online

November 21, 2016 • By

If you’re a small business owner, you know you have to file your Form W‑2 information with Social Security every year. You might not have realized you can save time and avoid errors by filing online. The filing deadline for tax year 2016 is January 31, 2017. Getting started is easy.  Just register for Business Services […]

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