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In Times Like These, Every Cent Counts

June 20, 2015 • By

In the good old days… If, as a child, you asked your grandparents for 50 cents to go to the store to buy ice cream, they might have taken you on a journey down memory lane before giving you the money for your treat. Apparently, in the “good old days,” 50 cents bought you a […]

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Social Security Takes Fraud Seriously

June 15, 2015 • By

One out of five Americans receives benefits from Social Security, including elderly retirees, people with severe illnesses, and widows and children of deceased wage earners. With so many of our country’s most vulnerable citizens depending on us, we take our responsibility of providing them with a measure of financial security seriously.

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There For You During Life’s Uncertainties

June 13, 2015 • By

One has only to look at the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal or recall the Boston Marathon bombing to realize that uncertainty is a certainty of life. Disability can happen to anyone at anytime — when we least expect it.

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Extra Services For Employers

June 8, 2015 • By

Our beneficiaries aren’t the only ones who do business with Social Security. We have a variety of online tools for employers that make managing employee information quick, easy, and secure.

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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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