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Don’t Stand by … Speak Up!

August 20, 2015 • By

August is National Bystander Awareness Month. As a bystander, you can play an essential role in preventing violence, wrongdoings, and fraud. Have you ever witnessed something that you knew was wrong and wondered if you should report it? Did you want to say something, but didn’t because you were afraid of negative consequences? Don’t be afraid, because […]

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Faith-Based Leaders Support Social Security

August 14, 2015 • By

In the depths of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and Congress established Social Security, a program that has lifted millions of people out of poverty. Three years prior to its adoption, the Federal Council of Churches called for passage of social security legislation.

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Why I Serve

August 13, 2015 • By

On the eve of Social Security’s 80th anniversary, we want to share a personal moment with you.

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Single Working Women’s Week

August 3, 2015 • By

We have a longstanding commitment to meeting the distinct needs of the single, working woman. By better understanding your benefits as a single woman, you can capture more Social Security income over your lifetime, and we want to show you how.

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Help Your Sister Retire Online — She’ll Thank You

July 30, 2015 • By

The bond between siblings is a special one. You may have fond memories of learning to ride bikes, blowing bubbles, and sharing your favorite toys with one another. For Sunday’s National Sisters Day, we want to help you celebrate your relationships with your sisters – whether they’re your sisters by blood or by choice.

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 • By

Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You may not like to think about the possibility of becoming disabled. However, if sometime in the future you find that you’re unable […]

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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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Check Out Our Home Page Redesign!

July 16, 2015 • By

This week, we unveiled our newly redesigned home page. Changes in technology allow web developers to make websites more user-friendly, to adapt to the needs of customers navigating through the pages.

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Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

July 9, 2015 • By

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

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