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Survivors Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

June 14, 2022 • By

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During Pride Month and throughout the year, we acknowledge and honor the contributions made by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) community. Pride Month is a special time to share how Social Security benefits same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Were you in a same-sex relationship with a partner who […]

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Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Warn of Impersonation Scam Involving Credentials and Badges

June 7, 2022 • By

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New reports show that scammers are reviving an old tactic to gain your trust. Scammers are emailing and texting pictures of real and doctored law enforcement credentials and badges in an attempt to ‘prove’ they are legitimate to scam people out of money. Scammers may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or […]

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A New – and Faster – Way to Request a Social Security Card

June 3, 2022 • By

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Do you need to apply for an original or replacement Social Security Number card? We now have a new – and faster – way for you to start online. When you go to our Social Security Number and Card webpage, we now ask you a series of questions to determine whether you can:   Complete […]

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Social Security 2022 Trustees Report

June 2, 2022 • By

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Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Want to learn more? Read our press release. Please share this information with your family and friends – and post it on social media.

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Celebrating Older Americans Month

May 31, 2022 • By

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Every May, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the national observance of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age My Way” – with a focus on how older adults can plan to live independently for as long as possible. At USAging, this is our theme all year long! Our members lead local […]

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Survivor Benefits: Four Tips Widows Need to Know

May 27, 2022 • By

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Months before the first Social Security check was issued in 1940, lawmakers made changes to the planned benefits. Instead of the retired worker’s benefit ending when he died, his widow could collect a survivor benefit for her lifetime. Since then, the eligibility rules for survivors have improved. The age requirements are lower, surviving ex-spouses are eligible, […]

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Your Personal my Social Security Account and Your Career

May 12, 2022 • By

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Your online personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from it. Most people can conduct their business with us online with their account without contacting us, whether they receive benefits or not. If you are […]

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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2021

May 6, 2022 • By

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Olivia and Liam are America’s most popular baby names in 2021. Liam has been the top choice for new parents for five years in a row, and Olivia has topped the list for three years. Once again, during this unprecedented time, parents chose to stick with familiar names. Out of both Top 10 lists combined, […]

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Equitable Relief for Medicare Enrollment and Disenrollment

May 3, 2022 • By

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is providing equitable relief to individuals who could not submit premium Part A or Part B enrollment or disenrollment requests timely due to challenges contacting us by phone. This relief applies to the 2022 General Enrollment Period, Initial Enrollment Period, and Special Enrollment Period. If you were unable […]

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Public Service Recognition Week: Honoring Those Serving Our Nation

May 2, 2022 • By

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This year we celebrate 37 years of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to honor the dedicated people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. I have joined 73 other federal officials as a co-chair to this year’s PSRW letter. Please know that we are committed to helping you. Watch this […]

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