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It’s National Social Security Month!

April 2, 2018 • By

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woman sitting comfortably on couch while on her laptopNational Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services.  From programs that help support you through life’s journey, to services that help put you in control, to systems that help protect what’s important to you, Social Security is committed to helping secure today and tomorrow for you and your family.

During National Social Security Month, we encourage people to take control of their future with my Social Security. Create a personal my Social Security account to check your earnings history, confirm you have enough credits to retire, see an estimate of future benefits while still working, or manage your monthly benefits once you begin receiving them. You can also check the status of your claim or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card, and get an instant benefit verification letter.

Our Retirement Estimator is another great tool that provides you with immediate and personalized benefit estimates based on your own earnings record. This allows you to receive the most accurate estimate of your future retirement benefits. Estimate your benefits now.

After you have viewed your earnings history for accuracy, confirmed you have enough work credits to retire, and determined the best age to retire, you can get started on the next phase of your life right away by retiring online! It’s fast and easy on our website.

For more than 80 years, Social Security has changed to meet the needs of our customers. During National Social Security Month, and throughout the year, Social Security puts you in control with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere. From estimating or managing your benefits, requesting a replacement Social Security card, to retiring online, visit today, and see what you can do online.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Impeach T.

    Watch MSNBC and CNN. Addicting !

  2. Fire T.

    The GOP and Trump SOB is dying to gut Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, SS. All that many survive to live on so they can fatten their wallets.
    Also, the politicians owned by NRA must be voted OUT too.
    No more shootings!!
    The politicians DON’T want to lose their cushy lifestyle or campaign $ by NRA….. .$$$$$
    Make them lose their jobs in office. They’re helping themselves to the cookie jar, not us…

    • A.D. W.


  3. Jerry R.

    I don’t understand why I have all of my quarters in and I still can’t receive full benefits because I draw teacher retirement. Who gets all of my money that I paid into Social Security.

  4. Ronald S.

    I need $250,000.00 to purchase my new property???
    I can’t afford that kind of payments so I need some one to give me that much so I don’t have any payments???
    How about a $250,000.00 Grant ??? That I don’t have to pay back???

    Thank you Ronald

  5. Pat H.

    Now if they could get their act together after over a year they still do not have my social security right. Filed the paperwork and made several calls but they say they are busy.

    • A.D. W.

      The SSA has been deliberately underfunded by Congress, and there had been (still is?) a hiring freeze. Each person in these local offices is doing the work of 3. Another way the GOP-controlled Congress is trying to gut the program.
      Maybe you should tell Congress and your reps to “get their act together.”

  6. AKA

    It is also National Poetry Month, so what??

  7. Sharon M.

    I heard we all were getting new designed SS cards..Is this true?..

    • AKA

      No, we’re getting new Medicare cards which do not have a SS number on them.

  8. John

    I lost over a1/3 of my income in 10 years.

  9. Robie R.

    REPEAL unfair WEP GPO

  10. Linda

    Great to have a social security month.

    • AKA

      Yep, BIG DEAL.

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