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Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

September 19, 2019 • By

Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social Security taxes you pay go toward survivors benefits for workers and their families. The value of the […]

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Social Security Honors and Supports Military Members

May 24, 2019 • By

Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our military’s service members, and we honor these heroes and their families who may need help through the benefits we provide. Widows, widowers, and their dependent children may be eligible for […]

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Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

May 16, 2019 • By

Social Security honors the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Our disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military members who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them […]

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Social Security 2019 Trustees Report

April 22, 2019 • By

Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds. The combined funds reserves are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of scheduled benefits payable […]

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Our Lifetime Commitment to You and Yours

December 13, 2018 • By

Social Security is here with information, tools, and benefits to help you secure today and tomorrow. Our journey together begins when you’re born and get your Social Security card. It continues when you get your first job and follows you through your entire career, marriage, and retirement. Our commitment is to be with you throughout […]

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If You Are Young and Lose a Parent

September 13, 2018 • By

Social Security is here for young people when a parent passes away. We know that the loss of a parent isn’t just emotionally painful; it can be devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and elderly when they need it, we support families when […]

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Social Security 2018 Trustees Report

June 5, 2018 • By

Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds. To learn more, please visit http://ow.ly/G2Kl30klYyH.  Join us on Facebook Live on 6/14 at 7 P.M. ET as we chat with Social Security’s Chief Actuary Steve Goss […]

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You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime

May 31, 2018 • By

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. During May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, and we want to highlight how we are here for you. We’re there when you get your first job, when you get married, and through years of work when you are paying Social Security taxes. Our programs serve as vital […]

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Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

May 28, 2018 • By

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way we provide Social Security benefits. […]

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5 Ways Social Security Protects You and Your Family

January 18, 2018 • By

Next payday, when you see a portion of your wages go toward FICA taxes, rest easier knowing that your investment in Social Security brings a lifetime of protections for you and your family. From your first job and throughout your career, we track your earnings and give you credits for the contributions you’ve made through […]

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