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Our All-Stars Get the Job Done in Style

July 17, 2017 • By

people cheering Every year during the month of July, Major League Baseball celebrates its All-Star Game or Midsummer Classic. The game marks the mid-point of the baseball season. The teams, comprising the most prominent players of the season as chosen by the fans, will play for bragging rights and home field advantage in the World Series.

The first All-Star Game was played in 1933. Two years later, another American institution was created: Social Security. Like baseball, this agency is synonymous with our country’s great values. Our programs, such as retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income, and Widow(er)s’ benefits provide insurance for workers and a better quality of life for retirees and the disabled, along with their children and families.

Each of our programs is a hall of fame legend in the public service arena. Our online services lead the league in customer satisfaction.

Your personal my Social Security account gets you started by putting you on first. It’s your gateway to many of our online services whether you receive Social Security benefits or not. Go online and check what you can do with your personal my Social Security account.

On second, the Social Security Statement keeps track of your earnings during your working years. It provides estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits as well as tracking the Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.

On third is our online application, which puts the Opening Day of your retirement at your fingertips. You can complete it in as little as 15 minutes from any location, even the stadium!

At home plate, the veteran, our Retirement Estimator, lets you estimate your retirement benefits based on your Social Security earnings. It lets you play with different dates and ages so that you can find the perfect date to retire.

Our All-Star online services make sure nothing gets past you. Not your ideal retirement date, not any of your earnings, not even the opportunity to apply online while watching the Midsummer Classic and enjoying…what else? Your peanuts and crackerjacks, of course.

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, and when you’re ready to retire, our All-Star players have got you covered. Open your my Social Security account today. It’s a sure victory.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Dave Willman

    Hi Jim,

    MLB did change and remove the home field advantage in the World Series this year.

    Just letting you know.

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  2. Jack

    No All-Star staff in the SSA field offices???

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    • Charlotte N brysone

      Dear hello write blessing you find said my think of the way good all you to best that back age 65

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  3. Janie Loggins

    Will we get a COLA Raise for next year??

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Janie! The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), is announced each year in late October. We will keep you informed.

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  4. Samuel colon

    What about the money I was supposed to get at 66 for all the years I work through out my life time

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  5. kumlegn Ayalew

    ok is so nice

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  6. Mike Evans

    Jack on July 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm said:
    No All-Star staff in the SSA field offices???
    I agree with Jack.
    “SSA’s Program Operations Manual System (POMS) is the operational reference used by SSA staff to conduct SSA’s daily business.” It shows: DI 23535.001 – 1. SSA field offices (FOs) are authorized to make a PD/PB finding for only those categories listed in DI 11055.231. This, in addition to Section 416.934(d) (- §416.934 – Impairments that may warrant a finding of presumptive disability or presumptive blindness.
    “We may make findings of presumptive disability and presumptive blindness in specific impairment categories without obtaining any medical evidence. These specific impairment categories are— (d) Allegation of bed confinement or immobility without a wheelchair, walker, or crutches, due to a longstanding condition, excluding recent accident and recent surgery). (This allegation was made during personal interview of claimant/applicant.)
    This section provides the field office (FO) procedures for processing presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) cases.
    A. PD/PB procedures
    Based on the claimant’s allegation(s), information, or evidence obtained during or after the claims interview, determine if a finding of PD/PB applies or is likely based on the categories in (POMS) DI 11055.231. If a claimant meets one of the criteria as a potential PD/PB claim, do the following:
    • document the PD/PB findings;
    • initiate PD/PB payment;
    But, the field office refused/ignored this directive; and disregarded our request for an informal conference to discuss/resolve this issue. Our letter sent to The S.S.A.’s Office of Program Law was returned “Unable To Forward.”
    The President/White House accepts mail from the public; but, it appears that the S.S.A. Lawyer’s do not.
    This is an “Open Letter,” last ditch effort to resolve a “system failure,” within the S.S.A.
    The Master Programmer for Supercomputers

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    • Ray Fernandez, Public Affairs Specialist

      To submit your comment, complaint or suggestion, you can write to us or send us an email message. Thanks.

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  7. carol s.

    “It provides estimates of your future retirement”. . . , unless you are the victim of GPO and/or WEP. If you have been denied spousal/survivor benefits because of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) or been advised your SSA retirement will be reduced because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and you qualify for one or more of the many many exceptions/exemptions, they will not provide an advanced estimate of your retirement so you can plan. They insist that you actually file for your benefits. Other than the obvious “30 years of substantial earnings” exception (WEP) SSA will not will not review the many many “exemptions/exceptions” to GPO and WEP, on your behalf, and provide you with an estimate of your retirement. Ladies, please note that 81% of those denied benefits because of GPO/WEP are WOMEN! The question remains, how many GPO/WEP victims qualify for an exemption/exception and have never been reviewed by SSA?

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  8. Eleanor Doherty

    GPO does this go by party line or a bill that was passed and never amended. I know when it comes to spousal benefits there’s a lot of confusion Live in divorce etc will situation continue?

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  9. Coreena Burke

    I’ve been waiting a long time for an answer about ,my soc seDI benefits can someone let me know something!

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  10. Charlotte N brysone

    Dear hello write blessing you find said my think of the way good all you to best that back look my mail today think of you age 65 Charlotte Mickey brysone

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