Securing Today and Tomorrow for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific IslandersReading Time: 2 Minutes
Last Updated: May 11, 2023
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, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPIHM) Heritage Month in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate this strong, diverse, and culturally rich community. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in America. The AA and NHPI communities also have 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 AA and NHPI communities, and this number is expected to increase in the coming years.
With these growing numbers, it is especially important to make sure the AA and NHPI communities know about the benefits, tools, services, and information Social Security has available. We have more than 1,700 AA and NHPI bilingual public contact employees providing services in many AA and NHPI 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 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders page has many resources for AA and NHPI communities. There you will find out why Social Security is especially important to AA and NHPI communities. Knowledge is the key to preparing for tomorrow. Visit our website and learn about the various ways in which Social Security helps AA and NHPI communities secure today and tomorrow.
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