Dawn Bystry, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

Military Service and Increased Social Security Benefits

January 13, 2022 • By

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A misleading letter, from an unknown source, is circulating online that mentions a $1,200 special Social Security earnings credit for people who served in the military. We want to make sure veterans with active and inactive service have the appropriate information that they need and do not take unnecessary action. Under certain circumstances, special earnings […]

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Take Control with Social Security Online

January 6, 2022 • By

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We continue to add more services you can access through your secure my Social Security account. Use your personal my Social Security account to check your Social Security record and complete your business conveniently and securely from home or on the go. If you do not currently receive benefits, you can: Request a replacement Social Security […]

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Social Security’s Top 10 Web Pages for 2021

December 30, 2021 • By

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There’s no better place to do your business with us or get answers than on our website. We’re always working to improve our web pages and add online services to better serve you. Here are our top 10 web pages of 2021: Open your own personal my Social Security account, where you can verify your earnings, […]

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Social Security Survivors Benefits Explained

December 16, 2021 • By

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We are here for surviving family members when a worker dies. In the event of your death, certain members of your family may be eligible for survivors’ benefits. These include widows and widowers, divorced widows and widowers, children, and dependent parents. The amount of benefits your survivors receive depends on your lifetime earnings. The higher […]

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How To Get Your New Baby’s Social Security Number

December 9, 2021 • By

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Welcoming a baby to your family is an exciting time. Doing paperwork – even for something as important as a Social Security number for your newborn – is probably one of the last things you want to do. We’ve made it easy. If your child is born in a hospital, the most convenient way to […]

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My Social Security’s Four Super Powers

November 23, 2021 • By

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Did you know having a personal my Social Security account is almost like having super powers? Think about it. It protects you, and you can even look into your financial future. Check out these four features that can empower all working Americans who pay into Social Security. Saves You Time You may think you need […]

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Guard Your Card: Protect What’s Important to You

November 18, 2021 • By

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We encourage you not to carry your Social Security card with you every day. The best way to “Guard Your Card” is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states […]

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Veterans and Active Duty Military Members: Social Security Has Your Back!

November 10, 2021 • By

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Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know […]

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Social Security Can Help You Start or Return to Work

November 4, 2021 • By

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If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help. Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a program that supports career development for SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket […]

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Save Time Applying for SNAP and SSI

October 21, 2021 • By

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose hardships, especially on people who face barriers to our services and benefits. We want you to know about other benefits you may be entitled to receive. This includes the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – or SNAP. SNAP is a federal program – run by state agencies – that helps […]

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