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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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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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