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Plain Talk (About Social Security)

June 6, 2015 • By

The report cards are in. For the second year in a row, some of the best writing in federal government came from Social Security! …we have made it a priority to speak to you plainly.

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Get a Replacement Medicare Card on my Social Security

June 2, 2015 • By

We have more great Social Security news to share! If you lost, damaged, or need to replace your Medicare card, you can now get a replacement Medicare card using your online my Social Security account. This is the newest feature to my Social Security as we continue to improve its functionality and convenience for you.

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Knowledge is Power, and so are our Publications!

May 28, 2015 • By

You can’t open a book without learning something new, just like you can’t read one of our publications without learning new information about our programs. We encourage you to explore the pleasure of reading by visiting our online library of publications. You’ll find answers to all the questions you have about Social Security, but may […]

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Look Who’s Turning 80!

May 26, 2015 • By

Not me.  Not yet! I hope you have taken a moment to enjoy what Social Security Matters has to offer in the short time since its launch. Having another way to communicate with the American public is important to me.  This interactive experience offers great insight on what you think we are doing well and […]

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Let Us Help Jazz Up Your Retirement Plan

May 21, 2015 • By

Listening to jazz will have you singing and dancing to the beat of one of America’s most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz,” known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves. Other great jazz icons include Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis. These […]

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Does Disability Have a Face?

May 18, 2015 • By

Does the word ‘disability’ conjure up an image in your mind? For me, it’s the image of John. His disability benefits have been a lifeline to John and his family.  

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Ex-Spouse Benefits and You

May 14, 2015 • By

No doubt about it — thinking of an ex-spouse can be emotional. And, if your finances have changed for the worse since the breakup, even more emotions can surface. We have news that may relieve some of your stress…

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The Best Age for YOU to Retire

May 12, 2015 • By

You may be trying to figure out what the most beneficial age is to say goodbye to your colleagues at the office. This is one of the most important and challenging decisions you’ll make in your life. When you decide to retire affects not only you, but it could have serious, long-lasting consequences for your […]

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Two New Arrivals: Our New Blog and Top Ten Baby Names for 2014

May 8, 2015 • By

Look who’s talking — Social Security is proud to introduce its newborn blog! We’re calling our new bundle of joy Social Security Matters, because this is where we’ll discuss the information that matters to you about our programs and benefits! We’re kicking off our blog with our Annual highly anticipated top 10 baby names for 2014. […]

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“Coming Soon”

April 2, 2015 • By

Coming Soon…Social Security’s new blog, “Social Security Matters”! Social Security provides retirement, survivors, disability, and Medicare benefits to Americans of all ages, at all stages of life.  We want to hear from you and have a conversation about Social Security topics that matter most to you. Join us and let us answer your questions. Stay […]

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