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Social Security Pays Benefits to Children After the Death of a Parent

June 20, 2024 • By

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When many people think of Social Security, retirement springs to mind. But did you know that about 2.7 million children receive Social Security? More than half of these children get benefits after the death of a parent who worked and paid Social Security taxes. In fact, 98 out of 100 children in this country could […]

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Learn 5 Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 14, 2024 • By

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Each year, June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – promotes awareness about elder neglect and abuse. In the United States, an estimated 1 in 10 adults over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse each year. Nearly 80% of Social Security beneficiaries are 65 and older, and we want to […]

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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 7, 2024 • By

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June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the LGBTQI+ community and also celebrate diversity, love, and respect. We recognize same-sex marriages in all states, as well as some nonmarital legal relationships (such as some civil unions and domestic partnerships). This recognition is important to determine entitlement to benefits. Here are a few things […]

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On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online When Traveling

May 30, 2024 • By

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Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Through our online services, you can:   Find out if you qualify for […]

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National Foster Care Month

May 23, 2024 • By

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May is National Foster Care Month and a time to focus on the nearly 370,000 children and youth in foster care in America.  Many of these children and youth often face a multitude of social, emotional, and financial challenges growing up. The challenges are greater for children of color, who are disproportionately represented in the […]

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Social Security Video Connect: Connect with Us from Anywhere

May 21, 2024 • By

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We are always thinking of ways to make doing business with us easier. With our Social Security Video Connect option, you can conduct business with us using video on your personal device, from your preferred location. Social Security Video Connect is available for: No-change replacement Social Security cards (U.S. citizens only). Date of birth corrections […]

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Olivia and Liam reign supreme — 2023 Most Popular Baby Names

May 10, 2024 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names, with 2023 being the fifth consecutive year that parents have chosen the monikers for their little ones.  Also, for the fifth consecutive year, Noah took the second slot for boys, and Emma for girls.  Only one new name appeared in the Top 10 lists […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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Social Security 2024 Trustees Report

May 6, 2024 • By

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Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds.  Want to learn more? Read our press release. You can also watch this video from Commissioner O’Malley.      Please share this information with your family and […]

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Social Security Publishes Native Language Action Plan to Improve Access to Our Programs and Services

April 30, 2024 • By

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We have published our first Native Language Action Plan to improve access to our programs and services. Our focus is on increasing our support to people who primarily communicate in native languages. In our new Tribal Consultation and Call to Action Plan, we outline our commitment to engage in consultation and outreach in American Indian […]

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