Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications

There’s Plenty You Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits!

January 19, 2017 • By

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Life is unpredictable. When something interrupts your plans, it’s good to know there’s a way to supplement your income, in case of an unexpected life event. Social Security has a strict definition of disability based on your inability to work and provide for yourself and your family. Disability benefits are available only to people with […]

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What You Should Know About the SSI Program

January 12, 2017 • By

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The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash assistance to people with limited income and few resources. But … how much do you really know about this program?

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2017 Brings New Changes to Full Retirement Age

January 6, 2017 • By

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Every worker’s dream is to enjoy a secure retirement. Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. As the bells ring in the New Year, they also bring changes for new Social Security retirement beneficiaries. Full […]

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Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

December 29, 2016 • By

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This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we […]

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Appeal Your Non-Medical Decisions Online

December 12, 2016 • By

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Social Security has a new way for you to conduct business with us online. You no longer need to visit our offices or call us to appeal a denial or adverse action related to your benefits. Beginning December 10, 2016, you can file an appeal online for non-medical issues, even if you live outside the […]

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Share the Gift of Security

December 5, 2016 • By

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We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment of giving an awkward gift! […]

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With the New Year Comes New Changes

November 28, 2016 • By

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Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a slight increase in 2017. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to […]

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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

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You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount for more information.

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A Geo Map of the United States with the District of Columbia and the following states highlighted: Washington, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Maryland. Text that reads: Putting you in control. You can apply online for a replacement Social Security card in these states and the District of Columbia, with more on the way. Visit www.SocialSecurity.gov/ssnumber to see if you qualify.

Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

November 17, 2016 • By

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The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and catching up with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to […]

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Act Now! Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare

November 14, 2016 • By

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Affordable healthcare is something that all Americans deserve. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of people and their families were at risk of financial ruin because they were uninsured. Health insurance companies could also deny health insurance coverage due to a preexisting condition like cancer or diabetes. Fortunately, you are now protected with the […]

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