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5 Ways Social Security Protects You and Your Family

January 18, 2018 • By

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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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Do Your Patriotic Duty and Brush Up on Survivors Benefits with Social Security

September 11, 2017 • By

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In 2009, Congress designated September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance for those who gave their lives in service to the nation. As we honor the sacrifices made on Patriot Day, it might be a good time to learn more about how Social Security can help the survivors of these fallen heroes. […]

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Social Security 2017 Trustees Report

July 13, 2017 • By

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Today, the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds was released.  Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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On Vacation? Social Security Is Still Here For You

June 26, 2017 • By

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Summer is here and millions of vacationers are packing their bags to visit a new locale and soak up some sunshine. You might be traveling quite a ways. You’re used to staying connected to important information like your bank accounts and social networks, especially on the go. Social Security is there in the same way […]

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Social Security Supports National Cancer Survivors Day

June 5, 2017 • By

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In 2017, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families everywhere. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. On June 4, we observe National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social […]

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The Importance of Social Security Survivors Benefits

May 31, 2017 • By

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Most people don’t like to think about death. We plan for life, for that day when we retire, for the places we’ll go and the things that we’ll do then. Unfortunately, death is a part of life we must prepare for. The death of a worker is devastating for the entire family, not only emotionally, […]

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Social Security Celebrates Black History Month

February 6, 2017 • By

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Throughout the month of February, we honor African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and Frederick Douglass on February 14. African American communities have celebrated these birthdays together for over a century. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No […]

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On Patriot Day, We Remember

September 9, 2016 • By

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Social Security provides survivors and disability insurance for workers and their families. Through times of tragedy and despair, we’ve risen with the American spirit to provide support to those we serve. Like few other times in our history, was our agency’s presence needed more than after the terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001. Fifteen years have […]

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Working Together for the Common Good

April 18, 2016 • By

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Social Security emerged from the Great Depression to promote the economic security of our nation’s people. It provides security and peace of mind for America’s workers and their families. Social Security helps protect families against loss of income when the unexpected happens, such as a disability or the loss of a loved one. On May […]

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When Tragedy Occurs, Your Family Can Count on Us

April 11, 2016 • By

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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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