Happy Holidays

December 8, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: December 8, 2015

A picture of the Acting Commisioner of Social Security linking to her YouTube holiday message.

Click on the picture above to watch Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin’s holiday message.

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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

Acting Commissioner of Social Security (February 14, 2013 - January 20, 2017)


  1. Timothy K.

    I need verification that I am signed up and excepted in Medicare part B for Medigap, I signed up May 20,2020. The on line services take me no where. Thank you

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Timothy, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. This letter can be customized to contain only Medicare entitlement information. We hope this helps!

  2. Diane L.

    I am trying to make an appointment to cancel my husband’s ss check which the funeral home probably provided to you. I’m entitled to his ss check because it’s higher than mine. I’m trying to make an appointment in the Melbourne Fl office. How do I do that? I have left my ph number 2 times but have not heard from them.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Diane. We are sorry to hear about your loss and your experience. Typically, the funeral director notifies us of an individual’s passing by sending the deceased person’s death certificate to their local Social Security office. You can schedule an appointment with your local office by calling us at 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this helps.

  3. michael d.

    im trying to find out what day my deposit check will be normaly my check comes every fourth wed 26 ,2018

  4. Pamela L.

    Where do I mail the application for Plan B, and the Voluntary withholding forms?

    • Ray F.

      Hello Pamela. Some people get Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) automatically and other people have to sign up for it. In most cases, it depends on whether you’re getting Social Security benefits.
      Most people should enroll in Medicare Part B when they’re first eligible, but some people may choose to delay Medicare Part B in certain cases. Click here to learn more.
      For additional information, see
      If you want to change or stop your withholding, go to our Benefits Planner – Withholding Income Tax From Your Social Security Benefits. Thanks!

  5. Dennette

    Ms.Colvin I have worked all my life .at times I held down 2 2006 i had a work injury which resulted in many months of theraphy and several surgeries I applied for ssdi in 2009 in hopes that I could return to the work force I had my hearing with judge Catherine Harper in 2012 in macon Ga. who could have cared less about what was going on with me. (I was denied) appeal and receive a remand hearing in Macon Ga March 2015 Judge Cam Oetter stated that I could work if I could work I would Ms.Harper and Mr.Oetter dont see the day’s when I cant get out of bed and the nights im in so much pain that I cant sleep and how my medication have me confuse , agitated sleepy 60 to 90 minutes at a time throughout the day and how confuse and forgetful I am and how im constantly using rest room (blood pressure medication).I’m very close to . Being homeless I have a 14 year old I just don’t know what to do we are so close before we are homeless all because these two judges dont care about the doctors notes, x rays, Mri. Meds, theraphy, surgeries, cane, please take the time to read my file .I have always work and paid in to social security only to be told by individuals that no social security not for you Ms.Colvin i dont know what to do

  6. James a.

    Thank you for being a stalwart publicagency Who is there for so many of our citizens!

  7. James a.

    Our country’s Soial Security program is a life line to many of our Senior Citizens and for younger folks too, as you serve those with disabilities.

    We are indeed grateful for your service to our government and to our country’s citizens!

  8. James a.

    As two retired Professors of Soviology, we are well aware that yours is an agency most retirees and the disabled depend on to be there for us.

    Keep up the good work, and know that you have many supporters and fans! (Jim and Veronica (“Ronnie” Elias)

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