Reflecting during Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: November 22, 2017

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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.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Kathy

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

    • AKA

      Why don’t you call and find out what happened instead of bitching on this blog? Call 1-800-772-1213.

    • Ray F.

      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.

  2. Támara B.

    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.

    • Ray F.

      We appreciate your thoughts, Tamara. Thanks for your comment! For information in Spanish, please visit us at or

    • Martha S.

      USA has no official language!
      Any other country so lackadaisical about that?

      • gm w.

        The official language is English as taught by our American schools!

  3. Keyonna v.

    HAppy thanksgiving

    • Ray F.

      Thank you, Keyonna! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well.

  4. Darrell W.

    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

    • Ray F.

      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.

  5. Ronald S.

    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

  6. Shirley W.

    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?

    • AKA

      Everyone gets the same % increase as long as they received 12 months of benefits in 2017. You’ll receive a Notice of Planned Action letter soon which will give you the exact figures.

    • Ray F.

      You can find more details about the new COLA at Thanks!

  7. Andy H.

    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.

    • Ray F.

      We appreciate your thoughts, Andy. Thank you for sharing!

  8. deborah m.

    Thanks you and and happy thanksgiving ??? to even one enjoy your evening

    • Ray F.

      Thank you, Deborah. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well!

  9. Mike S.

    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.

    • Ray F.

      Thank you for your comment, Mike. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you as well!

  10. Darwin S.

    Is my pleasure enjoined and GOD BLESS YOU,

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