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Is Someone You Know Wondering “Who” FICA Is?

August 22, 2016 • By

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Social Security’s Acting Commissioner, Carolyn W. Colvin, likes to tell this amusing story. A colleague’s teenage daughter came home bursting with excitement after receiving her first paycheck. But she had one question about her earnings statement. “Well, Dad” — she asked him earnestly — “who is this FICA?” Did you find this Information helpful? Yes […]

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The Disability Insurance Program – Securing Today and Tomorrow for 60 Years

August 18, 2016 • By

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Social Security provides financial benefits, services, and information to help support you throughout life’s journey. On August 1, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Social Security disability insurance program. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Update to New Online Security

August 15, 2016 • By

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On July 30, 2016, Social Security began requiring new and current my Social Security account holders to sign into their account using a one-time code sent via text message. This second layer of security that requires more than a username and a password is known as “multifactor authentication.” We recently mandated this second layer of security to […]

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Social Security Programs Are As Diverse As Those We Serve

August 11, 2016 • By

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From women and children, to the elderly and disabled, Social Security has you covered. Because we value and appreciate the differences that make up our nation, our programs are as diverse as those we serve. We’re with you throughout every stage of your life, and we’re always working to provide services that meet your changing […]

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Social Security Benefits U.S. Citizens Outside the United States

August 8, 2016 • By

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Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Save Our Cities

August 4, 2016 • By

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Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family. Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities. Did you find this Information helpful? […]

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New Online Security

August 3, 2016 • By

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We’ve added an extra layer of security for our customers when they interact with us online. Now, my Social Security account holders are required to use their cell phone — in addition to their username and password — as another authentication factor during online registration and every sign in. An authentication factor is information used […]

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Celebrating Sixty Years of Social Security Disability Insurance

August 1, 2016 • By

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When President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, he saw it as an innovative way to provide economic security for American workers. His advisers also envisioned disability insurance as part of the program, but it was 20 years later when it became a reality. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks […]

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Be Ready For This Journey and the Next

July 28, 2016 • By

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You packed your bathing suit and beach towels. The sunscreen is handy and ready to apply. Your hat is firmly on your head while you sport those stylish shades. The time is finally here, and you’re going on vacation. Hooray! Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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So You’ve Lost Your Social Security Card

July 25, 2016 • By

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Losing important documents is frustrating, especially something as important as your Social Security card. You’ll want to consider whether you really need to get a replacement card. Knowing your number is what’s important, after all. You’ll rarely need the card itself — perhaps only when you get a new job and have to show it […]

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