Phil Gambino, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications

Your Friend, my Social Security

August 24, 2015 • By

Everyone knows the value of a good friend. They give you advice and console you when you’re in need. On August 3, Friendship Day reminded us to acknowledge the people who are closest to us by thanking, loving, and spending quality time with them. Like a good friend, Social Security’s online services are always there […]

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They Comfort and Assist. Let’s Celebrate Them

August 17, 2015 • By

The word “friend” conjures images of laughter and warmth. Friends stand by each other through good and bad times. They’re supportive, encouraging, and they come in all shapes and sizes — and sometimes with a wet nose and fur. Social Security celebrates four-legged helpers who aren’t only friends, but family and heroes: assistance dogs.

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Celebrating the Past and Building the Future

August 10, 2015 • By

Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland […]

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Single Working Women’s Week

August 3, 2015 • By

We have a longstanding commitment to meeting the distinct needs of the single, working woman. By better understanding your benefits as a single woman, you can capture more Social Security income over your lifetime, and we want to show you how.

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 • By

Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You may not like to think about the possibility of becoming disabled. However, if sometime in the future you find that you’re unable […]

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Check Out Our Home Page Redesign!

July 16, 2015 • By

This week, we unveiled our newly redesigned home page. Changes in technology allow web developers to make websites more user-friendly, to adapt to the needs of customers navigating through the pages.

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Social Security Proudly Serves Our Hispanic Customers

July 6, 2015 • By

This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is celebrating their annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. LULAC is an organization dedicated to the economic, educational, civic, and political advancement of Hispanics in the United States. This year, the convention focuses on the FAMILIA: The Building Blocks for Our Society. Through workshops […]

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Join the 19 Million People Who Have my Social Security Accounts

July 2, 2015 • By

At some point in his or her life, almost every American will need, or will at least be eligible for, Social Security benefits. Our website has quickly become our newest hub for many of our customers to conduct their business with us. Already more than half of our customers who apply for retirement or disability benefits, […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

June 22, 2015 • By

We know that you love your tablet and all the ways you can use it. Besides catching up with emails, chatting with your friends, or updating your social media accounts, it’s also easy to use your tablet to visit our website to learn more about our many online services. The convenience of doing business online, […]

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Social Security Takes Fraud Seriously

June 15, 2015 • By

One out of five Americans receives benefits from Social Security, including elderly retirees, people with severe illnesses, and widows and children of deceased wage earners. With so many of our country’s most vulnerable citizens depending on us, we take our responsibility of providing them with a measure of financial security seriously.

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