Securing Today and Tomorrow for Asian Americans and Pacific IslandersReading Time: 2 Minutes
Last Updated: August 19, 2021
Social Security is proud to be your friend for life. Our agency touches the life of nearly every American, no matter where they are on their journey. We are there for you and your family through births, first jobs, marriages, and when you’re ready to sail into retirement. We are proud to serve people of all races and cultures with dignity, pride, and in a way that is accessible and convenient.
During the month of May, we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate this strong, diverse, and culturally rich community. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in America. The AAPI community also has one of the fastest-growing populations of older adults. Of the nearly 38 million Social Security beneficiaries aged 65 and older, roughly 1.4 million seniors are from the AAPI community, and this number is expected to increase in the coming years.
With these growing numbers, it is especially important to make sure the AAPI community knows about the benefits, tools, services, and information Social Security has available. We have more than 1,700 AAPI bilingual public contact employees providing services in many Asian and Pacific Islander languages and dialects. Also, Social Security provides free interpreter services in many languages to individuals with limited English proficiency. Our publications are available in 17 languages, including Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Our website, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, has many resources for the AAPI community. There you will find out why Social Security is especially important to the AAPI community. Knowledge is the key to preparing for tomorrow. Visit our website and learn about the various ways in which Social Security helps the AAPI community secure today and tomorrow.