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Social Security Cards Are Safer at Home

March 23, 2023 • By

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Scams to steal your personal information are at an all-time high. It’s important to continue to safeguard personal documents such as your Social Security card. A Social Security card is not an identification document. In many situations, you only need to know your Social Security number (SSN). Your physical card is not necessary for most […]

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Slam the Scam: Keep Your Personal Information Safe

March 16, 2023 • By

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Do you know how to spot a government imposter scam? Knowing how to identify potential scammers will help safeguard your personal information. There are common elements to many of these scams. Scammers often exploit fears and threaten you with arrest or legal action. Scammers also pose as Social Security or other government employees and claim […]

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Statement by Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 9, 2023 • By

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The Budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share—all while […]

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Social Security and OIG Hold Annual Slam the Scam Day

March 8, 2023 • By

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Social Security scams are an ongoing government imposter fraud scheme. We continue to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the fourth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 9. For several years, Social Security impersonation scams have been one of the most common government imposter scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission. […]

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Social Security: Learning How the System Protects Your Financial Future

March 2, 2023 • By

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During Women’s History Month, we recognize women innovators and those who have dedicated their lives to telling our stories both past and present. One important story from the last century concerns the status of women in the workforce. More and more women have entered the workforce every year, into many new professions and more prominent […]

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How We Protect You from Misleading Advertising and Communications

February 23, 2023 • By

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At the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), we work together with Social Security to protect you from scams that use Social Security as bait. Section 1140 of the Social Security Act allows OIG to impose penalties against anyone who engages in misleading Social Security-related advertising or imposter communications. For example, we may impose a […]

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Social Security’s Plain Language Is “An Excellent Model to Follow”

February 16, 2023 • By

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I know how important it is that we communicate information to you—and everyone—in a clear and concise way. Our programs and policies can sometimes be complex and difficult. This is why we strive to use plain language that is easy to read, understand, and use. I am proud to say that we achieved the highest […]

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Social Security Introduces New Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships

February 13, 2023 • By

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Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi appointed Richard Litsey as the Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships, the new Social Security Administration tribal office within the Office of the Commissioner. This office serves to elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will enhance the […]

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Black History Month and Social Security

February 9, 2023 • By

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February is National Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” focuses on Black Americans’ efforts to advocate for dignified, self-determined lives within our democratic society, while bringing attention to their achievements. Social Security is here to help you live freely and with dignity. Our retirement, survivors, and disability programs help millions plan for their […]

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10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

February 2, 2023 • By

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Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious harm. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. Here are 10 things you can start doing now to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft:   Protect your Social Security number by […]

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