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Six New States for Our Online Replacement Card Service

July 22, 2019 • By

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee, Alaska, Hawaii, and North Carolina to the growing list of areas where you can request a replacement Social Security card online. We now cover 40 states and the District of Columbia, and 86 percent of the U.S population may be eligible to use this […]

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Celebrating Independence Day

July 3, 2019 • By

July 4th brings family and friends together, as well as neighbors, to celebrate that we’re all part of a community. Everyone pitches in, combining their resources — great food, music, and displays — to lift our spirits. Social Security has been helping people maintain their independence for over 80 years. In that time, we’ve made […]

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Social Security Welcomes its New Commissioner

June 17, 2019 • By

Andrew M. Saul was sworn in today as the Commissioner of Social Security at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C. He will serve a six-year term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner Saul expressed his gratitude at being chosen to serve as the Commissioner of Social Security. “The Social Security programs touch the lives […]

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Changes to California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

May 30, 2019 • By

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides monthly payments to people who have limited income and few resources. SSI is for people who are age 65 or older, as well as for those of any age, including children, who are blind or who have disabilities. People who have worked long enough may […]

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Spruce Up Your Financial Plan with Social Security

May 23, 2019 • By

Now that tax season is over, it’s probably a good time to evaluate some financial “best practices” for the rest of the year. A good spring-cleaning can clear out the clutter to let you see a clear path for your future. Social Security is always here to help. Even if you just started working, now […]

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What’s in a Name? Popular Baby Names of 2018!

May 13, 2019 • 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. You can visit our baby names page to see the top names from 2018 and see where your or your child’s name ranks! Our list shows how pop culture affects naming […]

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Educating Students About Social Security

May 7, 2019 • By

In May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and honor all of the educators who are preparing students for the future. Social Security knows that a well-informed instructor is usually the best one suited to educate others. That’s why we have online resources that are easy to access and share. Social Security’s Educator Toolkit is a […]

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Social Security is now on the ‘Gram’

April 29, 2019 • By

Over the last decade, the way Social Security communicates with you has evolved to include electronic messages, through our social media channels. We spread our message about a lifetime of protections on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page,  and on our YouTube channel.

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Spruce Up Your Financial Plan with Social Security

April 18, 2019 • By

Now that tax season is over, it’s probably a good time to evaluate some financial “best practices” for the rest of the year. A good spring-cleaning can clear out the clutter to let you see a clear path for your future. Social Security is always here to help. Even if you just started working, now […]

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Easily Access Your Social Security Benefit Statement

April 11, 2019 • By

Social Security puts you in control of your finances and future. We have made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our online services. There’s no need […]

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