Disability, Retirement

Don’t Get Schooled — Be Prepared with Social Security

August 24, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: November 3, 2023

students in a classroom Your summer job has ended, so there’s no better time than now to start planning for retirement. You can easily be ahead of the game and secure your future with a few simple steps. As a millennial, you are in the best position for planning, investing, and saving for your retirement, growing that nest egg as large as it can be. The sooner you start, the more money you will have.

There are two easy ways to prepare for retirement at a young age:

Start a personal my Social Security account. Having a personal and secure account is easy, but better yet, it empowers you. You can access the services you need in the convenience of your own home without traveling to a local office and waiting in a long line. To view your social security statement, go to our website.

As you can see, many of our resources are available online and a personal my Social Security account is one of the best places to access vital information about your retirement. We are constantly adding new features to make your experience with us faster and more convenient. You can even replace a lost or stolen Social Security card in certain states.

Did you know that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age? Social Security will be there for you if you become disabled and cannot work. Accessing your online account can also help you determine your estimated future disability benefits. To learn more about disability and to apply, go to our Disability Benefits page.

Remember, that summer job might be behind you, but you have a bright future ahead. Social Security is there, helping you every step of the way, securing today and tomorrow.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. steve j.

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  2. Grady

    It is hard to find knowledgeable persons on this topic, but you sound like you know what you are talking about! Thanks


  3. Asley

    Undeniably consider that that you stated. Your favourite justification seemed to be at the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst other people think about worries that they plainly don’t recognise about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as outlined out the entire thing without having side effect , other people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks


  4. tony

    The kids are smart these days. They apply for Social Security disability and get a monthly check while they go to college. The SSA doesn’t have a system in place to check if someone is attending college or training. The SSA relies on the beneficiary statement that they are not attending college or training.

    • Marc

      Why do people post these false claims? Where are they getting these false and frankly, ridiculous ideas? Not one, not one of these statements about “kids getting disability while in college,” or “the SSA doesn’t have a system in place to check…” this is false, false, false. You can see the Federal law that controls SSA and all the SSA’s procedures and policies describing exactly what they do and how they do it on the OFGICIAL government websites. And it’s obvious that any law written down on the official government website is going to be more likely to be the REAL thing than what anybody says. If you want the truth about anything, go to the original source of that thing – the thing itself. You want to know what a law says you read that LAW, you don’t ask your bus driver. He might know, but the LAW itself is the only official way to know for sure what it actually says. This is not nasty, critical, unkind, rude, or snotty. It’s simply a sensible, logical fact. The original is ALWAYS the original, that just makes sense. But if people take offense at a suggestion to seek out facts, well frankly that’s a personal.problem they will have to deal eith or not,
      rather than blame the person who posted the fact. Have a good day, folks.

      • Katherine C.

        You are so right!! Props to you and a very good statement.

  5. Robert V.

    what catches some benefit holders of guard are substantial annual costs when you get blindsided with huge prescription medical with drugs you never heard of at a monthly costs you never thought existed, and there no additional benefit options available, what do you do when you NO longer can pay for these drugs, and yet people who have maxed system out by never working (when they can) have better benefits than myself who worked for over 60 years. This is NOT right.

    • Vanessa F.


  6. Natisha

    Super-Duper blog! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am taking your feeds also.


  7. Hospitals &.

    Need a second opiate-inion on donut pain? Doxycycline 100 mg, the once a day antibiotic. Clindamycin for children under 8 and pregnant women. Doxycycline and Clindamycin might cure the national epidemic of excruciating chest and other pain, from hospital acquired methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus + pyromaniac acquired Streptococcus progenies = toxic shock syndrome.

  8. ugo j.

    Buenas tardes, tengo una cituacion que yo vivia america
    en Nevada, en Las Vegas por mas de 12 años y trabaje lo cual tengo un record, quiero conseguir un social security,tengo uno familia y negocios importantes locual estoy al frente tengo una gran responsabilidad.si cre que sea posible consegirlo.

  9. betty g.

    why are you allowing AKA to post?

    all should show their REAL NAMES since an email is required as well.

    ss should ENFORCE this!!

    betty gordon, iowa

    • Ray F.

      Our blog — Social Security Matters — gives readers information about a variety of topics, including our programs, online services, current events, and human-interest stories, usually in greater detail than typically shared on our other social media platforms. Our blog encourages discussion and offers important retirement and disability-related solutions. Please be aware that our official agency responses will always include the Social Security Administration (SSA) seal, and that we have an official social media team dedicated to posting messages and responses to customer inquiries or comments that specifically address SSA issues. While we welcome general participation from all of our followers, we ask all participants to please be considerate and polite to others when posting comments. Thank you for your support and for using our blog.

      • carol s.

        Hello Ray,

        How do I contact “the team” that monitors and blocks bloggers in violation of the SSA Blog rules?

        • Ray F.

          Hi, Carol. Thank you for contacting us. For privacy reasons, we do not do direct messaging on our social media channels. However, we monitor our blog page and respond to customer inquiries or comments during normal work hours, Monday through Friday. According to our “Comment Policy”, we reserve the right to determine which comments are acceptable. Remarks violating our policy will be removed. If you would like to submit a comment, complaint or suggestion, you can also write to the agency or send an email message. Thank you for your support and for using our blog.

  10. Lesly F.

    Please can you splend to me mr jim about the twelve site of social security i will happy to know.thanks mr jim

    • AKA

      Neither Jim nor anyone else would be able to figure out what you are saying. Have someone else type your comment. Personal questions can not be answered on this site.

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