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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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Representative Payees Help You Manage Your Social Security

April 25, 2024 • By

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Some people who receive monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments may need help managing their money. When we receive information that indicates you need help, we’ll work with you to find the most suitable representative payee to manage your benefits. A representative payee is someone who receives your monthly benefit payment […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2024 by Opting Out of Paper Notices

April 22, 2024 • By

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The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, to promote the protection of our planet. At Social Security, we’re doing our part by reducing paper usage.   We send notices as a way of communicating with our many customers – the 71 million Americans who receive benefits and the people who do business with […]

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Women’s History Month and Social Security

March 21, 2024 • By

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In 1940, Ida May Fuller, became the first person to receive recurring monthly Social Security benefits. Just a few months prior, the 65-year-old legal secretary had stopped by her local Social Security office in Vermont to learn about how the program worked. She knew she had paid into Social Security but wasn’t sure if she […]

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Learn About Social Security Online in 2024

January 11, 2024 • By

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Our programs touch the lives of more than 71 million people. We work hard to ensure critical benefits and other services are accessible to you. Consider the start of the new year as an opportunity for you to engage with us online. This begins with creating your free and secure personal my Social Security account. […]

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Social Security Administration Expands Outreach and Access for Supplemental Security Income

May 25, 2023 • By

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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency has expanded its outreach to people in critical need of financial help who may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI provides monthly payments to adults age 65 and older or to other adults – and children – with a disability or blindness […]

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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2022

May 12, 2023 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2022. Liam has topped the list for six years in a row, and Olivia has been the top choice for new parents for four years. There is only one new name in the top 10, with Luna crawling into the top 10 for […]

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Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

April 20, 2023 • By

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Social Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to: Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Check if the person you are helping qualifies for SSI – and also apply – […]

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Black History Month and Social Security

February 9, 2023 • By

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February is National Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” focuses on Black Americans’ efforts to advocate for dignified, self-determined lives within our democratic society, while bringing attention to their achievements. Social Security is here to help you live freely and with dignity. Our retirement, survivors, and disability programs help millions plan for their […]

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Social Security’s Top 10 Webpages for 2023

January 19, 2023 • By

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There’s no better place to learn about Social Security programs and do business with us than on our redesigned website at SSA.gov. Visitors to SSA.gov will experience a new design to help them find what they need more easily. Here are our top 10 webpages:   my Social Security — You can open a personal […]

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