Catch Up on Your Facebook Live Events

May 4, 2018 • By

Last Updated: August 19, 2021

man and woman looking at laptop Social Security engages with the public in a number of ways. From blog posts like this to news articles, and printed publications to tweets, we try to speak to as many people, in as many ways, as we can. Our Facebook Live events give you concise information in an easy-to-follow conversation.

Here are the topics from recent Facebook Live events:

  • The Future of Social Security – Part 1. A conversation with Social Security’s Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, about the future of Social Security. Mr. Goss discusses the 2017 Trustees Report, explains key facts, and highlights important dates.
  • The Future of Social Security – Part 2. Part two of a conversation with Social Security’s Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, who answers viewer questions about Social Security’s trust funds, benefit programs, the Cost of Living Adjustment, and more.
  • How to Protect What’s Important to You. National Consumer Protection Week 2018. Learn important consumer protection tips and how to safeguard your identity. The Federal Trade Commission shares information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to scammers.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Retirement. William “BJ” Jarrett, director of Social Security’s Office of Public and Employee Communications, and Marietta Jelks, editor in chief of the Consumer Action Handbook, cover several key topics that you  need to know before you start receiving Social Security retirement benefits.

You can watch these videos and more on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel under the “Social Security Live!” playlist.

These videos present our programs in a way that is easy to access and understand, to help keep you informed. You can share them with friends and family who are curious about preparing for retirement or the many programs Social Security provides.

Our next Facebook live event is on May 11 at 9:05 a.m. ET. Join us as we announce the arrival of the top baby names of 2017! For 20 years, Social Security has been America’s source for the most popular baby names based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. Each year, we reveal the top names for boys and girls. We invite you to take part in this annual tradition and find out if your or your child’s name made the top ranks!

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. William H.

    May 9 2018 I recieved a phone call scam from 2104857759 San Antonio Texas

    • Ray F.

      SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  2. sharon

    whywhy use facebook? use YouTube instead.

  3. Allan T.

    Will we be able to access our SS accounts since we live overseas?

    • Ray F.

      Hello Allan. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet. Please contact your local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to your Social Security benefits. Thanks!

  4. Paultec

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  5. Helpwithmath

    It”s amazing to pay a visit this site and reading the views of all friends on the topic of this post, while I am also keen of getting knowledge.

  6. Jose M.

    I need to change my address. Jose M Martinez: 5206 Leesport Ave. : Temple PA. 19560
    My old address 1347A Nth 10th St.: Reading Pa 19604; the las 4 digits of my SS. 8815 and was born on Sept. 14,1943

  7. tony

    Most people deleted their Facebook account. The SSA should have the event on another social media.

    • tony

      The Ways and Means Committee uses youtube. You don’t have to join to see the playlist.

  8. Mary

    For those of us who don’t use Facebook, will you be putting a written transcript online somewhere accessible?

  9. Janet

    When I go to SS to submit a claim for SS benefits, what paperwork should I bring with me? Birth cetificate, divorce papers, SS card, tax forms?

  10. Isabel C.

    No se k decir

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