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We Observe Customer Service Week All Year

October 5, 2015 • By

During Customer Service Week–10/4-10/9–we have the wonderful opportunity to highlight a top priority for us at the Social Security Administration. From our humble beginnings in 1935 when Franklin Roosevelt signed the original Social Security Act into law, customer service has been a part of our DNA. As much as Social Security has been a part […]

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Sukkot: A Time to Reflect on the Gifts that Many Do Not Have

October 1, 2015 • By

This fall marks a special time for the Jewish people, and one of my own family’s favorite holidays of the year. At the end of September through the first week in October, Jewish communities around the world will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, commemorating the forty years our ancestors wandered the desert without a home […]

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Remembrances on Patriot Day

September 11, 2015 • By

The September 11 terrorist attack on the United States will always evoke a special emotion in me as an American, a New Yorker and a Social Security employee. On this day, we honor the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, in Pennsylvania and in the Pentagon. We also salute the courageous men […]

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Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina

August 27, 2015 • By

Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm more than 400 miles across and with sustained winds of 100-140 miles an hour, made landfall.  The storm devastated the coastal regions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. “We are public servants first.  No one hesitated to volunteer.  Everyone just started doing what they could […]

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Replacing Your Medicare Card – Know Before You Go (Online)

August 27, 2015 • By

Keeping your important personal documents safe can be challenging. We understand that, occasionally these important pieces of information can get lost.

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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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Celebrating the Past and Building the Future

August 10, 2015 • By

Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland […]

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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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