Reflecting during Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives. At Social Security, we are most thankful because we’re able to provide you with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey.

As more than just a retirement program, Social Security is truly a cornerstone for America. We proudly serve you online, by phone, and in person in our network of field offices. We are there for joyous moments like the birth of children and issuing their first Social Security card. We are there during times of hardship and tragedy, providing disability, spouse, and survivors benefits to the families of deceased workers.  And we’re there to help you celebrate your retirement, too.

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours.


73 thoughts on “Reflecting during Thanksgiving

  1. Thank you for reaching out to share your heartfelt Thanksgiving reflections. Your generosity of Spirit is deeply appreciated.
    I hope you and your family have a meaningful, joyous Thanksgiving Day celebration.

  2. Social Security has been a real blessing in our family’s life such as when I lost my dad to cancer and we got survivor benefits. Our oldest son who has lymphoma also receives Social Security disability benefits due to his serious illness. Some time next year, he will qualify for Medicare to help pay for his treatments. That is why I am proud to work for an agency that has benefited my family in so many ways over the years.

  3. I read on the Internet that President Trump signed a Bill, increasing the Social Security for us Seniors beginning December, 2017. Would that also mean an increase for us Seniors who are on SSD? If so, then how much more would I be getting in my monthly allotment, beginning January 1st, 2018?

  4. Hello, and we wish a happy Thanks Giving to all.
    We pray we are here for the next Thanks Giving, we are going to loose our home due to foreclosure. We can’t seem to get any help any where the government won’t help us because of our private loan???
    Thank you Ron & Kathy Sperling

  5. I am so thankful that SSDI was there for me when I became disabled and could no longer work. The system worked for me quickly and efficiently and has been a true lifesaver.

    Many thanks to all of the hardworking men and women of the Social Security system. Happy Thanksgiving

    • Thank you, Darrell! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well. Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

  6. Millones de felicidades por ser tan valiosos, nos ayudan para una vida mejor. Les deseo lo mejor y que sus vidas se colmen de infinita prosperidad, lo merecen ..
    Feliz día de acción de gracias.

  7. My social security. Just got. Reduced. No explanation Nothing. I wonder how my mortgage company. Is going to like my. Inability to pay them

    • Hi Kathy. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office directly.

  8. My father was a federal employee also, so I know how hard you guys and gals work helping the American people. God Bless you alll

    • Thank you, Thomas! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

  9. I applied for social security retirement one year ago I got seven hundred and twenty dollars month.l didn’t get my savings money as in the social security retirement plans says ?
    Send me the savings money please.
    Thank you very much

  10. May you all at social security happy thanksgiving with family’s and friends and. God blessings be with you All!

  11. I will need more than my present SS salary to live in the outside world. The place that I am in takes all my money and I need to have it to make my move to the outside world. Please give me the money from my check. I will be leaving here next week. I will give you my new address when I get it. Thank you so much.

  12. I am thankful for being at the mercy of hospitals and doctors. As a patient, I have no advocate(s). The hospitals and doctors have no restrictions or accountability except for being bound to the contracts they have with the insurance companies.

    We, the patients, are being taken advantage of and many of us are unable to defend ourselves because of lack of money or time as a deadline to complain.

    When it comes to healthcare, it looks like it’s all about the money and those of us who are on social security are the ones being hurt.

    • Thank you, Paul! We’re pleased we can help. We appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for your comment!

  13. Thank sir, for issued my retirement start on 12/31/2017 by program of OPM deparmentof federal ! and my address 201,9village,banphan,phonnakaie district,sakonnakon,Thailand, 47230, tell+660881937865_0879363314

    • Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well, Marlene! We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come.

    • Thanks for your comment, Evelyn! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We value your opinion of us and look forward to many more years of serving you in the future, your satisfaction is our reward.

  14. Happy thanksgiving Thanks pray for me and my life in this country i been 31 years in u.s thanks so much i am not Alone i have GOD in my and my wife
    Mr&mrs lesly francois

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  16. I am Very Thankful for Almighty God, Jesus Christ, Family, Friends, and American Exceptionalism! <3
    I can Never be thankful for government offices that give my tax dollars to cheats, such as the many thousands who Lie about disabilities yet are Never investigated!!

  17. what a lovely thank you form SSA!
    Thank you for all of the hard and dedicated work that you do to help so many….

    Sincerely, Sheila

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  19. It really upsets me that I can’t get on my social security and check things out. I have tried 3 times to get my temporary password so I can check things out. It is very aggravating.

    • Our apologies, Sarah. If you are having difficulties with your personal my Social Security account, you can speak to a Social Security representative for help with a my Social Security account between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Toll-free: 1-800-772-1213 After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” please say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account.
      Note: Although our regular telephone service representatives are not available after 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, our Help Desk representatives can assist you until 12:00 midnight Eastern Time.

    • Hi Irene. Generally, identity theft issues are handled by the Federal Trade Commission. You can find more information on their website: or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). To learn more about the steps individuals can take to prevent or resolve issues of identity theft, read our publication: “Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number”. We hope this helps.
      Just a reminder – We do not have access to personal information in this venue and can only provide general information about our programs and services. Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks!

    • We appreciate your thoughts, and wish the same for you and your family, Ursula. Thanks for your comment!

  20. Since I missed Thanksgiving wishes, I will wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May Social Security be there for future generations.

  21. Thank you to all the hard working men and women that help so many Americans! Whether I was replacing my Social Security card or starting my SS Retirement benefits, you all were great! Your fast, friendly help was very appreciated by me.

    • Thank you, Sir! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

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