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A Teachable Moment about Social Security Benefits

June 25, 2015 • By

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It appears we have a knowledge gap among younger workers when it comes to Social Security. Recent analysis from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows a quarter of younger workers believe that Social Security will not be part of their income in retirement. This compares with 13% of those over 45 who believe the […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

June 22, 2015 • By

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We know that you love your tablet and all the ways you can use it. Besides catching up with emails, chatting with your friends, or updating your social media accounts, it’s also easy to use your tablet to visit our website to learn more about our many online services. The convenience of doing business online, […]

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In Times Like These, Every Cent Counts

June 20, 2015 • By

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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

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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. Did you find this […]

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There For You During Life’s Uncertainties

June 13, 2015 • By

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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. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Extra Services For Employers

June 8, 2015 • By

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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. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Plain Talk (About Social Security)

June 6, 2015 • By

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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. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Knowledge is Power, and so are our Publications!

May 28, 2015 • By

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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

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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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Does Disability Have a Face?

May 18, 2015 • By

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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.   Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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