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On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online When Traveling

May 30, 2024 • By

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Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Through our online services, you can:   Find out if you qualify for […]

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Structurally Disabled: A Qualitative Study of Structural Contributors to Disability

May 29, 2024 • By

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In 1935, Social Security was born of an intention to provide economic security for the people of the United States. Even then, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins noted that the first iteration of Social Security would not be complete. Social Security has been amended multiple times over the years to improve the program and extend […]

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National Foster Care Month

May 23, 2024 • By

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May is National Foster Care Month and a time to focus on the nearly 370,000 children and youth in foster care in America.  Many of these children and youth often face a multitude of social, emotional, and financial challenges growing up. The challenges are greater for children of color, who are disproportionately represented in the […]

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Social Security Video Connect: Connect with Us from Anywhere

May 21, 2024 • By

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We are always thinking of ways to make doing business with us easier. With our Social Security Video Connect option, you can conduct business with us using video on your personal device, from your preferred location. Social Security Video Connect is available for: No-change replacement Social Security cards (U.S. citizens only). Date of birth corrections […]

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How Connecting to Benefits Programs Can Save You Money 

May 16, 2024 • By

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The cost of aging in America is on the rise. Social Security provides retirees with a stable income. Unfortunately, it’s not always enough to cover the costs of health care, food, housing, and utilities. When the cost of living rises faster than your income, it can be difficult to make ends meet in retirement.  A […]

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Olivia and Liam reign supreme — 2023 Most Popular Baby Names

May 10, 2024 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names, with 2023 being the fifth consecutive year that parents have chosen the monikers for their little ones.  Also, for the fifth consecutive year, Noah took the second slot for boys, and Emma for girls.  Only one new name appeared in the Top 10 lists […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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Social Security 2024 Trustees Report

May 6, 2024 • 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. You can also watch this video from Commissioner O’Malley.      Please share this information with your family and […]

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Protect Your Online Identity With Strong Passwords

May 2, 2024 • By

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World Password Day is an annual event dedicated to promoting awareness about the importance of strong password security practices. On May 2, people and organizations all over the world will work to encourage better password habits to keep our online data and accounts safe and secure. Here are some tips to help make sure your […]

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Social Security Publishes Native Language Action Plan to Improve Access to Our Programs and Services

April 30, 2024 • By

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We have published our first Native Language Action Plan to improve access to our programs and services. Our focus is on increasing our support to people who primarily communicate in native languages. In our new Tribal Consultation and Call to Action Plan, we outline our commitment to engage in consultation and outreach in American Indian […]

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