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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women’s Vital Roles as Disability Advocates

March 28, 2024 • By

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Women have always played pivotal roles in shaping societies and breaking down barriers across diverse fields. Women’s History Month is a dedicated time to reflect on their accomplishments, from the suffragette movement to advances in science, technology, and beyond.   Especially deserving of recognition are women who take on the roles of caregivers and advocates for […]

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Social Security to Remove Barriers to Accessing SSI Payments 

March 27, 2024 • By

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Today, the Social Security Administration published a final rule, “Omitting Food from In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Calculations.” The final rule announces the first of several updates to the agency’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. “A vital part of our mission is helping people access crucial […]

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Women’s History Month and Social Security

March 21, 2024 • By

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In 1940, Ida May Fuller, became the first person to receive recurring monthly Social Security benefits. Just a few months prior, the 65-year-old legal secretary had stopped by her local Social Security office in Vermont to learn about how the program worked. She knew she had paid into Social Security but wasn’t sure if she […]

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Social Security Announces Four Key Updates to Address Improper Payments

March 20, 2024 • By

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Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley today announced he is taking four vital steps to immediately address overpayment issues customers and the agency have experienced. Commissioner O’Malley testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (excerpt): “For 88 years, the hard-working employees of the Social Security Administration have […]

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Need a New or Replacement Social Security Card? We’re Making it Easier!

March 19, 2024 • By

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Do you need a new or replacement Social Security card? Well, you’ve come to the right place! You may be able to complete, or at least start, your application on our website – and, if necessary, can even use our online scheduling tool to schedule an appointment at a local office. Get Started You can […]

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Social Security’s Top 5 Scam Awareness Articles

March 15, 2024 • By

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Did you join us for Slam the Scam Day earlier this month?  If so, you know how important it is to raise awareness about scams. That’s why we want you to have all the information you need to protect yourself. Check out our top 5 scam awareness articles below: We work with our Office of […]

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Statement by Commissioner O’Malley on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

March 11, 2024 • By

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. Following historic progress made since the President took office—with nearly 15 million jobs created and inflation down two-thirds—the Budget protects and builds on this progress by lowering costs for working families, protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, investing in America and the […]

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Celebrating the Life of Hydeia Loren Broadbent, HIV/AIDS Activist

March 8, 2024 • By

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“AIDS is something that happened to me but does not define who I am as a person.” To commemorate Women’s History Month and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th, we honor the life and legacy of activist Hydeia Loren Broadbent, who died on February 20, 2024. Diagnosed with HIV at the […]

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Social Security and OIG Hold 5th Annual National Slam the Scam Day

March 7, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are partnering once again to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during their fifth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 7. “As public servants, we must use every tool at our disposal to raise awareness and protect the American people […]

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How to Spot an Imposter Social Security Social Media Account

February 29, 2024 • By

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Do you know how to spot fake Social Security social media accounts? The tips below will help you protect yourself and your family. How fraudsters create imposter accounts Fraudsters create imposter social media pages and accounts using Social Security-related images and jargon, making them appear as if they’re associated with or endorsed by us. They […]

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