41 thoughts on “Hispanic Heritage Month – Social Security Answers Your Most Popular Questions

  1. Well, the Irish get St. Patricks day, the French Bastille Day and German Oktoberfest. Finally, they’re all caucasian groups they get every month of the year, technically.

    • A month is an average of 30 days, which is 720 hours. A day is 24 hours (St Patricks Day, German Oktoberfest, the French Bastille Day). Caucasians don’t “celebrate” every month of the year. EVERY group has the opportunity to put their best foot forward every day and every month of the year, because this is the USA. Appreciate it, go for it, quit complaining about it. If you don’t like it then choose another country that’s more suitable to your liking. Very simple.

      • It seems that some take advantage of the USA and tax payer money….All these days cost somebody something. Instead of always getting something isn’t it better to start giving instead of taking?

    • Yes, but those days are not a celebration of the contributions and cultural richness that have come from Caucasians over the last several hundred years. I think we should all be treated equally, instead of treating Caucasians like second class citizens.

  2. AMEN TO THE FIRST REPLY. AND TO Tina they are just days. There will be a time and day, hopefully not iin my lifetime that there will be a caucasian day. BUT, the real question is why keep doing this. Black History Month, now Hispanic month. How will we EVER be united as just human beings and looking beyond the Color of one skin. When can we just see a person for a human being that you want to treat with kindness just as though the Lord was standing in front of you???


  4. I want a National Polish Heritage month. Oh that’s right I am white so I don’t count. Have you ever wondered why Mexicans are counted as white when they are booked for a crime? Maybe to screw the stats??

  5. Why not a National Caucasian month? After all we are the ones that pay a large portion of our checks to pay for illegals to get benifits.

  6. Notice how this topic went over like a lead balloon like many attempts by the government to be PC. Being PC is synonymous with being divisive. It is thought by some to be easier to control public thinking if the public is divided in it’s thinking. Read Lincoln’s, “A House Divided …”

  7. The comments are so sad and bigly pathetic on this blog today. A very clear picture of the division and hate that are consuming our already great country of a melting pot. Try reaching out with a smile and nice greeting to someone different than yourselves. Ya’ll try and get over yourselves and have a good day.

    • It should not, If you have paid into the system as a legal citizen nothing else should matter. I went to the SS office to help my brother when he became disabled and was socked at how many folks waiting were none english speaking, recently arrived immigrants and may were there looking for a handout. The purpose of SS has long pasted what it was intended for.

  8. Went to sign up 65,could not get in the door! Like a bus load of minority’s in their 20’s just unloaded. Thought you had to work to get benefits!,

    • Thank you for using our blog, Christine. Please keep in mind that many of our services are conveniently available anytime at our website. Also, we encourage our customers to create a my Social Security account. With a personal my Social Security account, you can review your earnings record and get estimates of your retirement benefits. You can even apply for benefits online. If you’re not ready to start your monthly cash benefits yet, you can use our online retirement application to sign up for Medicare ONLY and apply for retirement benefits at a later date. If you cannot apply online or you decide not to finish applying online, for whatever reason, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment with your local Social Security office. An appointment is not required, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting, it also establishes a protective filing date, which can prevent any loss of benefits. Representatives at our toll-free number are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, when calling our toll free number, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later during the week. We hope this information helps

      • you really did not answer here questions about young minorities applying. I am sure it was not a field trip of some sort to learn about how the government works

  9. It should not If you have paid into the system as a concrete citizen nothing else should issue. I went to the SS office to bolster my brother gone he became disabled and was horrified at how many folks waiting was none English speaking, recently arrived immigrants and most likely they’around looking for a handout. The try of SS has long pasted what it was intended for.
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  11. The wrong number 8404633 was given for my account at Scotia Bank in Santo Domingo and I am having trouble with my transactions.

    • Hello William. If you are having difficulties with your personal my Social Security account, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Sometimes, it might be best to visit your local Social Security office for further assistance.

  12. The cost of living has sky rocked the past couple of years and people can not afford apts let alone a house.
    And that is the working class! When I retired 3 12 yrs ago, I at least was making it and able to save alittle.
    Now I struggle to find an affordable 1 bdrm apt.
    The 2% cost of living raise is a joke in this economy. But the real joke is that you raised our benefits cost at the same time. So what is the point. Do not pat yourself on the backs as you have done us no favors.

  13. ,, why are you in 43 years get Social Security and then can’t get no Health Care because I make too much money from Social Security and all these individuals on here to never work and getting everything food stamps Health Care Plus the check and I will contribute to the system that makes an individual like me but working on my life want to go in and break law

  14. Trying to login but it says I already have a login but I try to get it sent to my email address but states they can’t find one. Please help me.

    • Hello Theresa, if you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  15. I am divorced from my wife and she has been getting benefita from SS. She is 58 years old is she still eligible for benefits. If she is not, How do I terminate her benefits

    • Generally, a divorced spouse can receive benefits at age 62 or older. All beneficiaries are required to report a change on their marital status. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

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