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Trust Fund Reserve Gains One Year for Projected Depletion Date

July 23, 2015 • By

By now, you’ve probably heard that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.  In case you didn’t know, this year is also the 75th anniversary of the payment of the first monthly benefits. And, today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released the 75th annual report to Congress […]

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With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

July 20, 2015 • By

We’re turning 80 this year, and boy, are we proud! We’re proud of our history, and we proudly remain committed to serving America, especially our most vulnerable people, including retirees, children, and individuals with disabilities. We’ll be celebrating this milestone by declaring July 19 through 25 as National my Social Security Week.

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Social Security Proudly Serves Our Hispanic Customers

July 6, 2015 • By

This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is celebrating their annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. LULAC is an organization dedicated to the economic, educational, civic, and political advancement of Hispanics in the United States. This year, the convention focuses on the FAMILIA: The Building Blocks for Our Society. Through workshops […]

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Join the 19 Million People who have my Social Security Accounts

July 2, 2015 • By

At some point in his or her life, almost every American will need, or will at least be eligible for, Social Security benefits. Our website has quickly become our newest hub for many of our customers to conduct their business with us. Already more than half of our customers who apply for retirement or disability benefits, […]

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Social Security Takes Fraud Seriously

June 15, 2015 • By

One out of five Americans receives benefits from Social Security, including elderly retirees, people with severe illnesses, and widows and children of deceased wage earners. With so many of our country’s most vulnerable citizens depending on us, we take our responsibility of providing them with a measure of financial security seriously.

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There For You During Life’s Uncertainties

June 13, 2015 • By

One has only to look at the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal or recall the Boston Marathon bombing to realize that uncertainty is a certainty of life. Disability can happen to anyone at anytime — when we least expect it.

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Knowledge is Power, and so are our Publications!

May 28, 2015 • By

You can’t open a book without learning something new, just like you can’t read one of our publications without learning new information about our programs. We encourage you to explore the pleasure of reading by visiting our online library of publications. You’ll find answers to all the questions you have about Social Security, but may […]

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Look Who’s Turning 80!

May 26, 2015 • By

Not me.  Not yet! I hope you have taken a moment to enjoy what Social Security Matters has to offer in the short time since its launch. Having another way to communicate with the American public is important to me.  This interactive experience offers great insight on what you think we are doing well and […]

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Does Disability Have a Face?

May 18, 2015 • By

Does the word ‘disability’ conjure up an image in your mind? For me, it’s the image of John. His disability benefits have been a lifeline to John and his family.  

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

May 14, 2015 • By

No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress…

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