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my Social Security 101: When You Need Additional Help With Your Account

May 20, 2021 • By

Sometimes we need help with or have questions about our online accounts. For your convenience, we want to share some frequently asked questions you may find helpful with your personal my Social Security account needs. What if I forgot my username or password? It happens to all of us on occasion. We can’t remember our username […]

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Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

May 7, 2021 • By

Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time. The top three names for both girls – Olivia, Emma, and Ava – and boys – Liam, Noah, and Oliver – remained the same for the second year in […]

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Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2020

Social Security Program Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions

October 8, 2020 • By

There are many online resources about Social Security, so it is important that you come to us as the first place for answers. You can find many of the answers about our programs and services on our Frequently Asked Questions page. We feature our most-asked questions at the top of the page to help you […]

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Financial Literacy Month, A Perfect Time to Plan for Your Future

April 30, 2020 • By

April is Financial Literacy Month, a month focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan, and we have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial plans.

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New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 10, 2020 • By

“The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.  However, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration—specifically those who have dependent children under the age […]

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Choose a Representative Payee for Social Security to Consider Before You May Need One

April 3, 2020 • By

The future can be uncertain. However, our Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need a representative payee to help manage your money. Advance Designation enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, whom you would like to serve as your […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information about Social Security Services

March 16, 2020 • By

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.

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What Day of the Month Do I Get my Social Security Payment?

June 6, 2019 • By

Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you budget to pay your bills and save for future needs, keep in mind that your monthly retirement or disability benefit will be paid at the same time each month. […]

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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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5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

July 26, 2018 • By

What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions.

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