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Why I Serve

August 13, 2015 • By

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On the eve of Social Security’s 80th anniversary, we want to share a personal moment with you.

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Celebrating the Past and Building the Future

August 10, 2015 • By

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Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland […]

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Simplify Your Life Week

August 6, 2015 • By

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You’re a busy person! Today’s world is fast-paced and leaves you with a lot to juggle each day. This is Simplify Your Life Week, and we’re here to help save you time and energy so you can spend more time on the things you enjoy. What if we told you there’s a place that can […]

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Single Working Women’s Week

August 3, 2015 • By

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We have a longstanding commitment to meeting the distinct needs of the single, working woman. By better understanding your benefits as a single woman, you can capture more Social Security income over your lifetime, and we want to show you how.

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Help Your Sister Retire Online — She’ll Thank You

July 30, 2015 • By

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The bond between siblings is a special one. You may have fond memories of learning to ride bikes, blowing bubbles, and sharing your favorite toys with one another. For Sunday’s National Sisters Day, we want to help you celebrate your relationships with your sisters – whether they’re your sisters by blood or by choice.

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Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 • By

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Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have one or more disabilities. You may not like to think about the possibility of becoming disabled. However, if sometime in the future you find that you’re unable […]

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Trust Fund Reserve Gains One Year for Projected Depletion Date

July 23, 2015 • By

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By now, you’ve probably heard that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.  In case you didn’t know, this year is also the 75th anniversary of the payment of the first monthly benefits. And, today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released the 75th annual report to Congress […]

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With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

July 20, 2015 • By

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We’re turning 80 this year, and boy, are we proud! We’re proud of our history, and we proudly remain committed to serving America, especially our most vulnerable people, including retirees, children, and individuals with disabilities. We’ll be celebrating this milestone by declaring July 19 through 25 as National my Social Security Week.

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White House Conference on Aging: What You Need to Know First About Enrolling in Medicare

July 13, 2015 • By

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A healthy life is a good life. The Medicare benefits you’ve earned ensure that you can receive the care you need, when you need it. And, when it comes to Medicare benefits, the most important thing to remember is to apply for them at age 65. On your behalf, advocacy groups asked us to place […]

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Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

July 9, 2015 • By

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On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

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