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Letter to the Public on Service

March 17, 2021 • By

I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public. I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe.  As we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and other […]

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Top 5 Scam Resources You Need To Know

March 16, 2021 • By

Earlier this month, we hosted our second annual National “Slam the Scam” Day to raise awareness of government imposter telephone scams. In case you missed anything, we put together a list of the five most important scam resources you should know about: Read our fact sheet Beware of Social Security Phone Scams to learn how […]

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Three Ways The National Institute On Aging Can Support You

March 11, 2021 • By

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports scientific research to help more people live healthy, active lives as they grow older. NIA offers the following resources to support older adults, their families, and caregivers: Information on maintaining health and function as you age. You can read […]

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Dorcas R. Hardy: Social Security’s First Female Commissioner

March 8, 2021 • By

Women pioneers have played a crucial role in leading and shaping the Social Security Administration over its eighty-five year history. From 1935, Social Security helped shatter the proverbial “glass ceiling” by hiring women in a variety of key positions, from staff workers to leadership. In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, I would like to […]

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3 Ways to Fight Scammers Who Target Your Social Security Benefits

March 4, 2021 • By

Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams and to ignore suspicious calls and emails. One common tactic scammers use is posing as federal agents and other law enforcement. They may claim […]

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How Social Security Helped Desegregate America’s Hospitals

February 19, 2021 • By

As we celebrate Black History Month, I want to share an incredible story. Back in the ‘60s, the Social Security Administration (SSA) played a vital role in desegregating hospitals in America.

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Social Security and Small Businesses

February 18, 2021 • By

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.

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Direct Deposit: A Fast, Convenient, and Secure Way to Receive Your Benefit Payments

February 12, 2021 • By

At Social Security and Veterans Affairs, issuing timely benefit payments is a core service we both provide. After all, we know you want your benefits on time to cover your household or medical expenses. The most secure way to get your benefits is to receive them electronically. It’s faster, safer, and more convenient than a […]

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Inspector General Announces 2nd National “Slam the Scam” Day

February 10, 2021 • By

The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), Gail S. Ennis, is designating Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the second annual National “Slam the Scam” Day, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams, which continue to spread across the United States. This is part of National Consumer Protection Week, February 28 – […]

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

February 4, 2021 • By

Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity. Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI applicants and recipients who begin to receive—or seemingly begin to receive—State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits could […]

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