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Statement from Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, about Agency Accomplishments

December 18, 2023 • By

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As we approach the end of 2023, I am reflecting on all that the Social Security Administration has accomplished, despite considerable challenges. It’s been my great privilege to lead Social Security’s approximately 60,000 employees for the past two and one-half years, and I’m so proud of the work they’ve done to fulfill our mission. For […]

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ABLE Programs Prepare for Expanded Eligibility

December 14, 2023 • By

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December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.  Important changes are coming to ABLE programs across the country. These programs are life-changing financial empowerment tools for Americans living with disabilities. ABLE provides a way to save money and build financial independence without affecting eligibility for important benefits, […]

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Poverty Data Shows Why Social Security Matters to Women and People of Color

December 7, 2023 • By

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In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released new poverty data showing a historic increase in poverty rates in 2022 as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which takes into account the value of noncash public benefits. The surge in poverty rates reflects the expiration of pandemic relief – like stimulus payments, expanded refundable tax […]

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How Providing Race and Ethnicity Data Helps All Customers

November 30, 2023 • By

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We are continuously working to improve our understanding of how our programs are serving the public. This work includes collection of race and ethnicity data for research and statistical purposes which helps us determine whether we are equitably serving the public. The information applicants and customers provide is voluntary and does not affect decisions on […]

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Social Security is Thankful to Serve You

November 22, 2023 • By

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives and to share memories with our loved ones. We are thankful because we can provide you and your family with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey. Social Security is more than just a retirement program. We […]

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Social Security and Scam Awareness

November 16, 2023 • By

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Social Security imposter scams continue to be widespread across the United States. Scammers use targeted, sophisticated tactics to deceive you into providing sensitive information or money. If you receive a suspicious letter, text, email, or call, do not respond. We want you to know how to identify a scammer and avoid becoming a victim. Did […]

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Stay Alert: Fraudsters Target Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and Their Families

November 9, 2023 • By

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Did you know that fraudsters target veterans, active-duty service members, and their families at a higher rate than they do civilians? They are also 40% more likely than their civilian counterparts to lose money to scams and schemes. Why? Fraudsters follow the money. Service members receive a steady paycheck, and many veterans receive regular benefit […]

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SSA Talks: Will Social Security Be There When I Retire?

November 2, 2023 • By

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Our Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, answers this question in the latest episode of our audio series, SSA Talks. In this 13-minute episode, Steve sheds light on the Social Security Trust Funds and how they relate to your future benefits. The episode is accompanied by a fact sheet and transcript. In addition to providing more information […]

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5 Things to Know When Your Child with Disabilities Turns 18

October 26, 2023 • By

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When your child turns 18 years old, they legally become an adult. This is an important time to consider their financial future – especially if they need additional care into adulthood. Here are 5 things that you need to know to prepare for this milestone: 1. Health and Welfare Decision-making When your child becomes a […]

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Save Your Place in Line with Mobile Check-in Express

October 19, 2023 • By

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Our Mobile Check-In Express feature makes it easier to check in if you must visit a Social Security office. To use Mobile Check-In Express, scan the QR code located at your local Social Security office. This will allow you to check in for: Scheduled and non-scheduled appointments. Services—including requesting a replacement Social Security card, a […]

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