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Protecting Your Identity is Important to Us

October 24, 2016 • By

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Social Security is committed to protecting your identity and information. We often say that our online services are convenient, cost-effective, and secure to use. We know that in certain instances, like for victims of domestic violence, completely blocking access to your information may be necessary. If you are a victim of domestic violence or identity […]

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Retiring Overseas? What You Need to Know About Getting Benefits Abroad

October 20, 2016 • By

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There are a number of people who choose to live their retirement years in places outside of the United States. Perhaps retirement in Thailand or Portugal is in your plans. Maybe you plan to split your year between Central Europe and Central Asia. In many cases, it’s still possible to receive your retirement benefits while […]

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An Increase in Social Security Benefits in 2017

October 18, 2016 • By

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The annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) usually means an increase in the benefit amount people receive each month. By law, the monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefit rate increases when there is a rise in the cost of living. The government measures changes in the cost of living through the Department of […]

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Recognizing LGBT History Month

October 17, 2016 • By

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Social Security is committed to treating all Americans fairly. This commitment extends to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people covered by Social Security’s many programs. October is also National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. It’s a month-long annual observance of the history of the gay rights movement. First observed in 1994 to […]

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100,000 Have Replaced Their Social Security Cards Online

October 13, 2016 • By

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Losing an important document, like a Social Security card, can sometimes be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey, not just when you’re ready to retire. We’re here in the event that you need disability benefits, survivors benefits, a record of your earnings, and even when […]

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We Need Your Insights on Telehealth and Telemedicine

October 11, 2016 • By

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What is the National Disability Forum? The National Disability Forum is an open conversation where members of the public, community leaders, and Social Security employees come together to talk about the disability programs. Social Security uses these meetings to listen to you and your community leaders so we can learn what’s important to you. Your […]

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A Secure Retirement for All

October 6, 2016 • By

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Having a secure retirement is an important pillar of strength for the middle class in America. Yet, it is unavailable to too many workers in our country. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re acutely aware of the particular challenges faced by middle class Latinos in the workforce. Not only do Latinos face wage disparities, they’re also […]

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Customer Service Is What We Do

October 3, 2016 • By

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Social Security has been in the customer service business for more than 81 years, and with Customer Service Week, October 3-7, at hand, it is an exciting time to share the importance of this long-standing tradition. “My experience with SSA has always been positive.”–Edward M. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for […]

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Social Security Disability Secures Today and Tomorrow

September 29, 2016 • By

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“I have never asked for help, but man did I need it now.” This is the case for many people living with disabling conditions that prevent them from working. At Social Security, we see and hear these stories every day. We provide benefits to millions of people with disabilities and their families through the Social […]

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Social Security Launches GeoMaps

September 26, 2016 • By

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Social Security provides financial benefits, tools, and information to help support you throughout life’s journey. We’re excited to announce the launch of geospatial mapping at Social Security! Our new initiative, GeoMaps, complements our Open Government and Open Data Initiatives. For several years, we have published a significant amount of data on Data.gov, but we know […]

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