Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

10 Powerful Ways to Use Social Security Online

February 20, 2020 • By

Chances are good that you use the internet or a cell phone app every day. Social Security has you covered. We’ve created online tools to make the lives of millions of people easier. We’ve put together a top ten list of easy-to-use resources for you.

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Social Security Secures Today and Tomorrow for Workers and Their Families

February 7, 2020 • By

Social Security has tools, information, and services to help secure today and tomorrow for you and your family. When you start receiving Social Security benefits, certain members of your family may also qualify for benefits on your record. Benefits may be paid to:

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Making Wise Choices When a Representative Payee Manages Your Money

January 23, 2020 • By

Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a representative payee. We may decide you need a representative payee if we receive information that indicates you need help to manage […]

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This New Year, See What You Can Do Online at SocialSecurity.gov

January 2, 2020 • By

Are you looking for new ways to save time this new year? Social Security offers many of its services online by signing up for a secure my Social Security account. Once you create an account, you can review your work history and see an estimate of your future Social Security benefits. We recently made several […]

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Seasonal Work While Getting Social Security

December 12, 2019 • By

Many people pick up side jobs when the holiday shopping season comes around. It’s a good way for you to make some extra income during the busy season or ease back into working if you have been out of the labor force for a while. We’re here to help you navigate working seasonally if you […]

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Sign Up for Medicare and Estimate Medicare Costs

November 7, 2019 • By

Affordable medical coverage is something everyone wants, especially as people age. Luckily, our nation has safeguards for workers as they get older. Millions of people rely on Medicare, and it can be part of your health insurance plan when you retire. Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, as well as younger people […]

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Medicare, A Simple Explanation

October 24, 2019 • By

Social Security and Medicare are both programs that are household names, but do you know the true difference? Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for their family and friends. While Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Medicare provides health insurance.

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2020

October 10, 2019 • By

When we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when inflation increases, it makes your cost of […]

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Social Security Services for the Hispanic Community

October 3, 2019 • By

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 58.9 million, representing 18.1 percent of the nation’s total population. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to turn the spotlight on our services for the Hispanic community.

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Social Security Covers Children Battling Cancer

September 27, 2019 • By

The effects of cancer on our society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with the disease. Sadly, thousands of people under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children. We honor the courage of children who are battling the many […]

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