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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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Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

5 Ways SSA.gov Saves You Time

January 29, 2021 • By

Our online tools and services save you time and make your life easier. Often, there’s no need to contact us. Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier: 1. With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit […]

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Hearings with the Social Security Administration During COVID-19

January 21, 2021 • By

In March 2020, we temporarily closed all of our Social Security Hearing Offices due to the Coronavirus pandemic and are not offering in-person hearings. During the office closures, we are providing two flexible, safe, and secure hearing options: either a telephone hearing or our new option of an online video hearing. Additional information on both […]

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Social Security Protects Your Investment

January 14, 2021 • By

We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. One of our most important responsibilities is to protect the hard-earned money you pay into Social Security, which is why we have zero tolerance for fraud. We take fraud claims seriously and investigate them […]

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New Updates to Our Warning About Social Security Phone Scams

January 8, 2021 • By

The Inspector General for Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is again warning the public about widespread Social Security-related telephone scams. These scams may use sophisticated tactics to deceive them into providing sensitive information or money. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has recently received reports of telephone scammers using real Social Security and OIG […]

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Beware of Scams During this Holiday Season

December 22, 2020 • By

We continue to receive reports about scam phone calls and emails from people claiming to be Social Security employees. Don’t fall for it. Those calls and emails are from scammers trying to trick you into providing personal information or money, and often threaten their victims with arrest. This holiday season, we ask that you remain […]

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ABLE Act: What You Need to Know

December 17, 2020 • By

On December 19, 2020, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows eligible people with disabilities to create tax-free savings and investment accounts. On November 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released final ABLE regulations. The ABLE Act enables people with disabilities to have […]

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Social Security Commissioner Saul Honored as a Top Influencer in Aging

December 10, 2020 • By

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, recently received an honor as a 2020 Influencer in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue, a digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older. The list honors advocates, researchers, and thought leaders who are changing how people collectively age and think about aging. Commissioner Saul earned the […]

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Get Your New Standardized Benefit Verification Letter Online

December 3, 2020 • By

If you receive a Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter,” we have good news for you! A new standardized Benefit Verification letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare. In […]

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How the Hold Harmless Provision Protects Your Benefits

November 30, 2020 • By

Social Security works together with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make sure you won’t have a reduction in your Social Security benefits as a result of Medicare Part B premium increases.

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