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

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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Protecting Your Identity is Important to Us

October 19, 2021 • By

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We’re committed to protecting your identity. It’s an unfortunate reality that guarding against the release of your personal information sometimes becomes a necessity. We can help. In certain instances – like for victims of domestic violence – you may want to block access to your electronic Social Security record. You can request a block by […]

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Social Security Services for the Hispanic Community

September 23, 2021 • By

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At Social Security, we strive to deliver great customer service and easy-to-access information about our programs. Our Spanish-language website provides information for those whose primary language is Spanish. There, your family and friends can learn about how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, manage their benefits, and much more. […]

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5 Ways to Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

September 16, 2021 • By

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We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits. Our website offers a convenient way to apply for benefits online. You can apply online for: Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You must be at least 61 years and 9 months in age and want your benefits to start in no […]

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