Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

From Alessia to Zayn, Popular Baby Names on the Rise!

May 15, 2017 • By

Every year, we’re the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. It’s fun to see how America’s trends and culture have diversified and our choices have broadened. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2016 and […]

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Oh, Baby! Social Security’s Top 10 Baby Names

May 12, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you from day one! For most people, Social Security starts at birth when you get your first Social Security card. We are the authority on the most popular baby names from the prior year based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. Each year when we reveal the top 10 […]

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Social Security is Important to Mothers

May 11, 2017 • By

Moms are a fundamental component of our society. The roles they play in our lives, as doctor, nurturer, teacher, taxi driver, cook, housekeeper, cheerleader, and more, are essential. At Social Security we see just how much mothers do every day. We understand their commitment. And we want to make sure that when the time comes, […]

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Five Resources to Prepare You for Retirement

May 8, 2017 • By

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure […]

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Adding Additional Security to Protect What’s Important to You

May 4, 2017 • By

Social Security continues to evaluate and improve how we protect what’s important to you. We take this responsibility seriously, and we have a robust cyber-security program in place to help protect the personal information you entrust to us. Adding additional security measures to safeguard your personal information — but making them easy to use — […]

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Celebrating Those Who Invest in Our Success

May 2, 2017 • By

Education is the way to forge a better future. The things we learn today can mold the way we’ll live tomorrow. This is something Social Security takes seriously. We know the work you do today will shape the benefits you’ll receive later on. During May 1-5, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to […]

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Three Steps for Women to Secure Their Financial Future

April 28, 2017 • By

At Social Security, we know that preparedness is the key to a secured financial future. The steps you take today will shape your life when you’re no longer working. For women, it’s especially important to be ready when retirement comes knocking. In 2014, the Census Bureau reported that women usually earn 79 cents for every […]

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California Drivers Can Now Replace Their Social Security Card Online

April 24, 2017 • By

Replacing your lost or misplaced Social Security card doesn’t have to be a chore. Our online application makes getting a replacement card super easy. No sitting in traffic, a local office, or a Card Center.

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Supplemental Security Income applications now online

April 17, 2017 • By

We’re always looking for ways to provide you with innovative, quality services, and with our newest online enhancement, we’re proud to be doing just that. Now, if you meet certain requirements, you can file Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and disability applications online at the same time.

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Take 5 Steps toward Your Financial Security

April 3, 2017 • By

April is National Social Security Month and a perfect time to think about your future. We’d like to encourage you to take Five Steps toward Your Financial Security Planning for the future may seem intimidating to many, but we’ve broken the task down into five easy steps:

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