Social Security Celebrates Black History Month

family smiling In February, we honor African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’s birthdays. African American communities have celebrated these birthdays together for over 90 years.

Honoring our shared history is one way we can remember that we believe in freedom and democracy for all. Another shared belief is that we all deserve a comfortable retirement, free of economic hardship.

Social Security has the tools to help you plan for your retirement and to apply for benefits online. We also pay disability benefits to individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from working for more than 12 months or that result in death. If the disabled individual has dependent family members, they may also be eligible to receive payments.

We pay disability through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, for people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough to be eligible, and the Supplemental Security Income program, which pays benefits based on financial need.

Widows, widowers, and their dependent children may be eligible for Social Security survivors benefits. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. In fact, 98 of every 100 children could get benefits if a working parent dies. And Social Security pays more benefits to children than any other federal program.

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey, helping secure today and tomorrow for you and your family. You can learn more on our website.

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31 thoughts on “Social Security Celebrates Black History Month

  1. My children got benefits when I went on disability and so did my wife. It helped us a lot, but now it’s just me getting my social security, but I am glad I get a private pension since social security isn’t enough for most families.

  2. Honoring our shared history is one way we can remember that we believe in freedom and democracy for all. Another shared belief is that we all deserve a comfortable retirement, free of economic hardship.”WE NEED A WORLD OF FREE ECONOMIC JUSTICE”.
    Our world of FREE ECONOMIC JUSTICE” is not equal to ” FREE TRADE”.
    From J RACK OBAMA OF THE BARACK OBAMA FAMILY.

    • SS was never meant to provide a “comfortable retirement”. It is intended to be a supplement to other things such as savings andpensions.

  3. I have been trying online to obtain a 1099 for 2018 but could not do so. My SS# is *** – ** – ***. My date of birth is 01/31/ 1932. I never received a 1099 for 2018. Please provide either by email or postal, my mail address is : 4238 Embassy Park Drive NW, Washington D.C. 20016-3619 . Thank you.

  4. I need a W-4V to fill out so I can submit it so my social security check will be taxed beginning with my first check in September. Thank you

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