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National my Social Security Week: April 4-13, 2016

April 4, 2016 • By

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For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet your changing needs and lifestyles. Today begins National my Social Security Week. With the help of a myriad of groups and organizations, Social Security will host numerous events and activities across the country to raise […]

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Private Retirement Benefits and Social Security Working Together

March 31, 2016 • By

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On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt said, “We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a […]

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Answer the Call to Public Service, Become an Administrative Law Judge

March 28, 2016 • By

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Becoming an Administrative Law Judge gives you the opportunity to improve the lives of others by ensuring everyone is treated fairly, impartially, and compassionately. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) serves as an impartial judge at regulatory and benefits-granting agencies. There are approximately 1700 federal ALJs nationwide, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) employs about 1500 […]

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You Can Help Us Enhance Our Disability Process

March 24, 2016 • By

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As a part of our commitment to bring you world-class services, Social Security is looking for ways to improve how we develop and evaluate medical evidence relating to severe limitations in attention, concentration, and persistence. The Social Security Act sets out a strict definition of disability. Our agency pays Did you find this Information helpful? Yes […]

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Social Security: The Foundation of Economic Security

March 21, 2016 • By

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When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have just completed a year celebrating the 80th anniversary of this important program. Today, Social Security’s insurance protection […]

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Tax Season — It’s About What You Know

March 17, 2016 • By

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Did you know that your Social Security benefits may be taxable? This includes your monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. About one-third of people receiving Social Security benefits must pay taxes on some of these benefits, depending on the amount of their taxable income. This may happen if you have other significant income in addition […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Laws for Claiming Retirement Benefits

March 14, 2016 • By

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Have you heard that some of Social Security’s rules about claiming benefits are changing? Well, it’s true. The Bipartisan Budget Act that passed last November closed two complex loopholes that were used primarily by married couples. We want you to know why this happened, how it might affect you, and what you should do next. […]

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week

March 10, 2016 • By

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Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online. Part of our commitment to bringing you superior service includes always looking for ways to help protect your identity and information. And not […]

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Social Security and the VA, Working Together for Our Heroes

March 7, 2016 • By

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Social Security honors those who have served in the U.S. military. We recognize the sacrifices these Americans made while serving our country. Often, their dedication comes at the expense of significant and lasting effects on themselves and their families. Social Security provides expedited processing of disability benefit applications for wounded warriors and veterans with a […]

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Ticket to Work Works

March 3, 2016 • By

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If you’re currently receiving Social Security disability benefits and you think you are ready to work, our Ticket to Work program can help. Ticket to Work is our free and voluntary program that helps you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other employment support services. This program is for individuals ages 18 to 64, […]

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