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Skip the Trip! Retire Online

January 31, 2017 • By

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On this day in 1940, a 65-year-old legal secretary named Ida May Fuller became the first monthly Social Security beneficiary. A few months earlier, she had stopped by her local Social Security office in Vermont to learn how the program works. She knew she had paid into Social Security but wasn’t sure if she would […]

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The Twelve Sites of Social Security

December 19, 2016 • By

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Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We […]

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Appeal Your Non-Medical Decisions Online

December 12, 2016 • By

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Social Security has a new way for you to conduct business with us online. You no longer need to visit our offices or call us to appeal a denial or adverse action related to your benefits. Beginning December 10, 2016, you can file an appeal online for non-medical issues, even if you live outside the […]

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Share the Gift of Security

December 5, 2016 • By

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We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment of giving an awkward gift! […]

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Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

December 1, 2016 • By

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In December, Social Security will launch a new service for my Social Security account holders where the public can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal filed with us. The service will provide detailed information about retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals filed either online on […]

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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

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You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount for more information. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks […]

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A Geo Map of the United States with the District of Columbia and the following states highlighted: Washington, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Maryland. Text that reads: Putting you in control. You can apply online for a replacement Social Security card in these states and the District of Columbia, with more on the way. Visit www.SocialSecurity.gov/ssnumber to see if you qualify.

Own a Small Business? File Your W-2s Online

November 21, 2016 • By

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If you’re a small business owner, you know you have to file your Form W‑2 information with Social Security every year. You might not have realized you can save time and avoid errors by filing online. The filing deadline for tax year 2016 is January 31, 2017. Getting started is easy.  Just register for Business Services […]

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Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

November 17, 2016 • By

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The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and catching up with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to […]

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Going Online with Social Security Isn’t Hard Work

November 7, 2016 • By

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Summer is just a memory. Long gone is the day when you fired up the grill with family and friends in the backyard on Labor Day. It’s time to put away the shorts and bring out the jackets. When you’re raking the leaves, remember that the best part of labor isn’t the single day off […]

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Protecting Your Identity is Important to Us

October 24, 2016 • By

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Social Security is committed to protecting your identity and information. We often say that our online services are convenient, cost-effective, and secure to use. We know that in certain instances, like for victims of domestic violence, completely blocking access to your information may be necessary. If you are a victim of domestic violence or identity […]

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