Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Beware of Social Security Scams

November 19, 2019 • By

Social Security phone scams are the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security. Over the past year, these scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Social Security encourages you to use the new online form to report Social […]

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New Resource for Individuals Who Provide Care

November 14, 2019 • By

During National Caregivers Month, we recognize and celebrate caregivers who provide comfort and care for people of all ages living with disabilities and illnesses.

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What You Should Know About Applying For Retirement

October 31, 2019 • By

Approaching and preparing for retirement can be a daunting task, but we are here to make it as easy as possible. Social Security has eliminated the forms, signatures, wait time, and appointments. We made it easy, convenient and secure. You can complete our online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes from your preferred […]

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Plan for Your Future with a my Social Security Account Today!

October 17, 2019 • By

With the addition of the new Retirement Calculator feature to my Social Security, there’s never been a better time to open or access your my Social Security account! The new my Social Security Retirement Calculator gives you confidence in your retirement decisions:

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Plan for the Future. Manage the Present. Open or access your my Social Security account today!

October 8, 2019 • By

my Social Security is your online gateway to Social Security. There’s never been a better time to open or access your my Social Security account. We’ve added several new features. These features include:

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Protecting What’s Important to You

September 30, 2019 • By

Unfortunately, scams are a part of our current reality. Scammers are always thinking of different ways to trick their targets, coming up with various ways to try to steal your information, identity, and benefits. They depend on you not knowing about their methods.   We always say that preparation begins with information. Being informed about […]

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Social Security and OIG Establish New Anti-Fraud Units

September 26, 2019 • By

Social Security has zero tolerance for fraud; we are committed to detecting and preventing it. Our agency is diligent and proactive when it comes to protecting the information entrusted to us. Since 1997, Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General has worked with other divisions within Social Security to establish the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) […]

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Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

September 19, 2019 • By

Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social Security taxes you pay go toward survivors benefits for workers and their families. The value of the […]

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Self-Employment and Social Security

August 29, 2019 • By

Many people enjoy the independence of owning and operating their own small business. If you’re a small business owner, you know that you have additional financial responsibilities when reporting your taxes. A part of this is paying into Social Security. 

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