Stephen McGraw, Acting Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

February 2, 2023 • By

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Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious harm. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. Here are 10 things you can start doing now to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft:   Protect your Social Security number by […]

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Social Security’s Top 10 Webpages for 2023

January 19, 2023 • By

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There’s no better place to learn about Social Security programs and do business with us than on our redesigned website at SSA.gov. Visitors to SSA.gov will experience a new design to help them find what they need more easily. Here are our top 10 webpages:   my Social Security — You can open a personal […]

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Understanding the Need for a Representative Payee

December 29, 2022 • By

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You may know someone who gets a monthly Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income payment and who also needs help managing their money. If someone you know needs help, we can appoint a person or an organization to act as a “representative payee” responsible for receiving and managing a person’s benefits. When we assign […]

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Helping You Avoid Scams this Holiday Season

December 15, 2022 • By

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Social Security-related scams continue to be widespread, especially during the holidays. Criminals pretending to be from Social Security and other federal government agencies are tricking victims into sending money or sharing personal information. The scam tactics and scripts may vary, but the ultimate goal is to pressure victims to send money using methods such as […]

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Helping You Avoid Scams this Holiday Season

Getting Two SSI Payments in One Month

December 8, 2022 • By

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For most months in the year, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients get their SSI payment on the first day of the month. But when the first day of the month falls on the weekend or a Federal holiday, you receive your SSI payment on the last business day before the first day of the month. […]

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Supporting Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

November 10, 2022 • By

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Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2022. Every year on this day, we honor all veterans who served our country and risked their lives to protect us. Our Wounded Warriors webpage is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about […]

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How We Serve the Hispanic Community

September 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish. Our Spanish-language website provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more. You […]

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Expand Your Social Security Knowledge With These Four Terms

August 25, 2022 • By

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We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to communicate information clearly in a way “the public can understand and use.” This can be particularly challenging when talking about complicated programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare. Take a moment to learn […]

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Change Your Address and Phone Number Online with my Social Security

August 18, 2022 • By

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If you receive Social Security benefits, the easiest way to change your address and phone number is by creating a personal my Social Security account. Once you create your account, you can update your contact information from your preferred location. This feature is available for people who receive retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, along with […]

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