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Customer Service Is What We Do

October 3, 2016 • By

Social Security has been in the customer service business for more than 81 years, and with Customer Service Week, October 3-7, at hand, it is an exciting time to share the importance of this long-standing tradition. “My experience with SSA has always been positive.”–Edward M.

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Social Security Joins The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 15, 2016 • By

Social Security joins you and your family in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. We know the contributions of Hispanics can be traced to before the origins of the United States with the discovery, exploration, and naming of many places in our nation, such as state names like California, […]

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Save Our Cities

August 4, 2016 • By

Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family. Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities.

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Getting Married Soon? Give Social Security Your New Name

June 2, 2016 • By

Every year, June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and “wedding season.” With joyful expectation, many of us have already marked our calendars and started wrapping up our plans for the vacations, ceremonies, and honeymoons. While the betrothed work out the details, Social Security wants to remind them about one detail that’s extremely […]

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OPM and SSA Partner to Meet the Need for Additional Administrative Law Judges

May 10, 2016 • By

Every day agencies across the Federal Government come together to provide important services to the American people. This spring, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) joined forces to recruit prospective candidates for administrative law judge (ALJ) positions. ALJs are integral to SSA and other agencies to make impartial decisions […]

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A Special Arrival! Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

May 5, 2016 • By

Just delivered! Social Security is happy to announce the arrival of the top baby names of 2015! For almost 20 years, we’ve been the authority on the most popular baby names based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. We reveal the top names for boys and girls each year, and our records date […]

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Ancient Wisdom Applies to Today and Tomorrow

May 4, 2016 • By

During May 1 to 8 Social Security is joining forces with faith-based and community groups across the country to increase awareness about their programs and services. The theme for this Faith Week of Action is “Shining a Light on Your Lifelong Protections.” One of the common misconceptions about Buddhism is that it is detached from […]

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Recognizing Those Who Make it All Possible

May 2, 2016 • By

Public Service Recognition Week, May 1-7, is a special time to celebrate those who serve our country as federal, state, county and local government employees. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Public Servants.”

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Shining a Light on your Lifetime Protection

April 28, 2016 • By

The Hindu month of Chaitra, April 7 to May 7, is the first month of the Indian calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit.  The month starts with Ugadi/Yugadi, which marks the first day of the new calendar. Yuga means “age” and ādi means “beginning” — the beginning of a new age. During this […]

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Social Security — National Reentry Week (April 24th-30th)

April 27, 2016 • By

The Department of Justice has designated April 24th-April 30th as National Reentry Week. As a participant agency in the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, Social Security continues to work with other federal agencies to increase transparency about government programs and services.     Our dedicated reentry web page, https://www.ssa.gov/reentry/, includes SSA-related information about accessing Social Security benefits […]

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