Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

White House Conference on Aging: What You Need to Know First About Enrolling in Medicare

July 13, 2015 • By

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A healthy life is a good life. The Medicare benefits you’ve earned ensure that you can receive the care you need, when you need it. And, when it comes to Medicare benefits, the most important thing to remember is to apply for them at age 65. On your behalf, advocacy groups asked us to place […]

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Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

July 9, 2015 • By

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On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

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Social Security is Turning 80 and Has Never Been Better!

June 29, 2015 • By

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The Social Security program is turning 80 years old this year, but age has only made us stronger, wiser, and more agile! We are pleased that, through the years, we continue to provide our best customer service to you, the American public, by innovating with the latest technology.

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In Times Like These, Every Cent Counts

June 20, 2015 • By

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In the good old days… If, as a child, you asked your grandparents for 50 cents to go to the store to buy ice cream, they might have taken you on a journey down memory lane before giving you the money for your treat. Apparently, in the “good old days,” 50 cents bought you a […]

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There For You During Life’s Uncertainties

June 13, 2015 • By

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One has only to look at the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal or recall the Boston Marathon bombing to realize that uncertainty is a certainty of life. Disability can happen to anyone at anytime — when we least expect it.

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Plain Talk (About Social Security)

June 6, 2015 • By

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The report cards are in. For the second year in a row, some of the best writing in federal government came from Social Security! …we have made it a priority to speak to you plainly.

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Does Disability Have a Face?

May 18, 2015 • By

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Does the word ‘disability’ conjure up an image in your mind? For me, it’s the image of John. His disability benefits have been a lifeline to John and his family.  

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

May 14, 2015 • By

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No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress.

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The Best Age for YOU to Retire

May 12, 2015 • By

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You may be trying to figure out what the most beneficial age is to say goodbye to your colleagues at the office. This is one of the most important and challenging decisions you’ll make in your life. When you decide to retire affects not only you, but it could have serious, long-lasting consequences for your […]

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Two New Arrivals: Our New Blog and Top Ten Baby Names for 2014

May 8, 2015 • By

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Look who’s talking — Social Security is proud to introduce its newborn blog! We’re calling our new bundle of joy Social Security Matters, because this is where we’ll discuss the information that matters to you about our programs and benefits! We’re kicking off our blog with our Annual highly anticipated top 10 baby names for 2014. […]

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