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When Tragedy Occurs, Your Family Can Count on Us

April 11, 2016 • By

Tragedy strikes without warning. For families who lose a wage earner, it can have a devastating financial impact in addition to the emotional one. Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says that Social Security touches the lives of every American, often in times of tragedy and uncertainty. It’s true. Our programs go beyond retirement and disability benefits. […]

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Social Security: The Foundation of Economic Security

March 21, 2016 • By

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have just completed a year celebrating the 80th anniversary of this important program. Today, Social Security’s insurance protection […]

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week

March 10, 2016 • By

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online. Part of our commitment to bringing you superior service includes always looking for ways to help protect your identity and information. And not […]

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Social Security Is Important to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

February 8, 2016 • By

Happy Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is another opportunity for us to make New Year’s resolutions. For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, having a better understanding of Social Security should be on their list of things to do. I had to learn about many of Social Security’s programs very quickly a […]

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My Reflections on Public Service

December 28, 2015 • By

As we culminate our 80th anniversary celebration and end 2015, I find myself reflecting on our accomplishments. As part of the recognition of our 80th anniversary celebration, we asked our employees to share their stories of why they serve. A recurring theme was: I serve because I enjoy working with the public providing services that […]

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Happy Holidays

December 8, 2015 • By

Click on the picture above to watch Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin’s holiday message.

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Thankful for Access to Healthcare

November 25, 2015 • By

Thanksgiving is the time we reflect on what we’re thankful for. As it happens, this is also open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Embracing the spirit of both events, I’m thankful for access to quality, affordable healthcare and for my son’s health.

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“Coming Soon”

April 2, 2015 • By

Coming Soon…Social Security’s new blog, “Social Security Matters”! Social Security provides retirement, survivors, disability, and Medicare benefits to Americans of all ages, at all stages of life.  We want to hear from you and have a conversation about Social Security topics that matter most to you. Join us and let us answer your questions. Stay […]

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