Jeff Nesbit, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

We Want to Provide You with Timely, High Quality, and Accurate Service

November 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security Administration (SSA) employees demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving the millions of people like you who turn to us for help each year. However, we cannot keep up with the demand for service and our annual fixed cost increases like salaries, rent, and guard services. The bottom line is that we need more funding to […]

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SSI: 50 Years of Financial Security

October 31, 2022 • By

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We’re celebrating 50 years of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. President Nixon signed the SSI program into law on October 30, 1972. Two years later, in January 1974, the agency began paying SSI benefits to people who meet the eligibility requirements. SSI recipients have limited income and resources, and this monthly payment helps meet […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

October 13, 2022 • By

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Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price […]

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Social Security Administration Establishing National Native American Office

October 4, 2022 • By

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Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) established an Office of Native American Partnerships within the Office of the Commissioner. New Office to Advocate for Tribes This office will elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will enhance the agency’s […]

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There’s Still Time! Claim Your 2021 Child Tax Credit

September 29, 2022 • By

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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Child Tax Credit was increased and expanded for 2021. Most families are eligible to receive the credit for their children. For families with qualifying children who did not turn 18 before the start of this year, the 2021 Child Tax Credit is worth $3,000 to $3,600 per child, […]

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