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August 4, 2016 • By

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Urban LeagueSocial Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family. Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities.

The National Urban League is holding its annual convention August 3 to 6, 2016, in Baltimore, MD, home of Social Security headquarters. The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to improving the standard of living and economic opportunities for people in urban communities in the United States.

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, will be a guest speaker at the National Council of Urban League Guilds Leadership Luncheon on Friday, August 5. The acting commissioner will highlight Social Security’s programs and benefits, and the importance of planning for retirement.

A secure, comfortable retirement can be in your future if you start planning early. We have tools to help you begin planning today. Our Retirement Planner lets you find your ideal retirement age, estimate your retirement benefits and calculate the amount of benefits you will receive at different ages. You can discover your retirement options, find out how your dependents may qualify for benefits, and what supporting documents they may need.

Your personal my Social Security account is another invaluable asset to help you plan for retirement. You can get your Social Security Statement with estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. If you are ready for retirement, you can file for benefits online and begin your that new phase of your life, today!

That’s not all you can do online and with your personal my Social Security account. Social Security online services will guide you into retirement and beyond. Learn more on our website.

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Stacy Rodgers, Chief of Staff, Social Security Administration

Stacy Rodgers, Chief of Staff, Social Security Administration


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  3. PHIL H.

    The purpose of SSA numbers was never to be used for identification purposes and now it is given to everyone including your MEDICARE care, this info is so available that dishonest people have no problem steeling your ID and the government is the biggest provider for them.

  4. tammy

    “Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow (not for everyone). We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family (Socialist Security has never helped me, EVER). Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities” (who are you kidding? I can’t even get a response from anyone at Social Security about the situation below- other than quoting the “rules”).

    Being physically disabled, marrying an “able bodied person” and loosing out on a lifetime of benefits, all because you married an “able bodied person” is a discriminatory “rule”.

    Because you are physically disabled (adult disabled child) and you choose not to marry another adult disabled child or disabled person drawing off socialist security, you WILL LOOSE ANY AND ALL BENEFITS FOR LIFE. This means that the SOCIALIST SECURITY system is TELLING YOU WHO YOU ARE ALLOWED TO MARRY and who you are
    NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY! It is a discriminatory act “rule” and should be ILLEGAL!

    Even though I am permanently and totally disabled, if I marry an “able bodied person”, somehow that marriage makes everything ok and I am no longer considered disabled (in the eyes of the socialist security system). Magically (because I married an able bodied person), the pixie fairies come down and cure my disability, because now I can just go out and find gainful employment, no one will discriminate against my physical disability and everything will be grand, right? Somehow magically, marrying an able bodied person makes my physical disablility dissappear and now I am cured, right? WRONG!

    The issue is a special “Rule” that the Socialist Security System uses to discriminate against “certain” people. If you are a “physically disabled person” (AKA-certain people) and happen to marry an able bodied person, then the SOCIALIST SECURITY system will use special “Rules” to legally discriminate against you and deny you benefits, even if you appeal online.

    The SOCIALIST SECURITY system has caused me a lot of economic hardship all because I married an able bodied person. The SOCIALIST SECURITY system thinks someone who is physically disabled (permanently and totally disabled) marries an “able bodied person”, that somehow magically they are cured of their physical disability and two people can survive off the able bodied persons income. WOW, talk about a bunch of bureaucratic idiotic thinking, that somehow this would not cause a financial hardship….. amazing.

    The rules that the Social Security Administration uses to legally discriminate against persons who are “Adult Disabled Children” who happen to marry an able bodied person, are discriminatory. This is loosely referred to as the “marriage penalty” but I call it exactly what it is, a legal form of discrimination.
    I firmly believe this rule, is an act of bias, prejudice and discrimination against people who (by no fault of their own) are born disabled and happen to marry an able bodied person

    Please write your Congressional Representative and tell them to end this modern day form of Legal Discrimination. In this day of fairness and equality, there are still some people suffering from an outdated and oppressive bureaucratic rule.

    (PS. notice how the only thing any of these SOCIALIST SECURITY workers ever say are quotes of the rules or processes, like a worker drone. They are unable to address any topics that fall outside of their rule books). Typical bureaucracy and bureaucratic responses, like trying to argue over lost change with a vending machine!

  5. tony

    All of these organization take in a lot of money to pay the top few executives and very few dollars goes to helping the people. They looking toward Social Security SSI, SSDI, and Welfare to help the poor, so they can pay themselves all the money that was donated to them.

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