Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 5, 2019 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

" "Social Security touches the lives of every American. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 but we’re starting to celebrate a little earlier this year. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 57.5 million, according to 2016 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, Hispanic Americans form 17.8 percent of the nation’s total population.

Social Security provides retirement, disability, and other benefits to over 63 million American workers and their family members. When people hear “Social Security,” they think of retirement first, but Social Security also provides protection for the families of workers who become unable to work due to severe impairments or who have died.

We work hard to provide ready customer service and easy-to-access information about our important programs and benefits to millions of Americans. If Spanish is your primary language, you can visit our Spanish-language website. It includes hundreds of pages of important information about how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, and manage your benefits once you’re receiving them. Many of our offices have staff who speak Spanish, or you can call 1-800-772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and select the option for Spanish.

Spanish-speaking individuals wishing to apply for retirement, disability, survivor, and other benefits, as well as Medicare, can request an appointment for an in-person interview or telephone claim with a bilingual representative.

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. To learn more about what Social Security offers, go to our website.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner


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  5. Aninda P.

    Whoever you are should not be our concern until you work for the betterment of the nation through dedication and integration. However, with so many diversified people, it is really hard to celebrate them individually. But still, it is always appreciable seeing them recognized and celebrated.

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  8. bill m.

    Why does SS pay for non citizen medical, babies ETC when they have never paid one dime into it????
    Just follow the money trail and you will find out who benefits in the long run!!! (may be politicians?)

    • Gildo

      Don’t feel bad. I am a retired veteran and reside overseas. I must pay MEDICARE part B although it doesn’t appy/cover me. Also, I cannot creat a My SS acciunt for this same reason.

  9. howard s.

    this is very embarrassing how you force
    hispanic heritage alot hispanics hate my guts
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    grown older to realize you guys are cold hearted
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  10. Mohammed G.

    Im so happy to enjoy y social security American. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15
    And I hope the best life for all the families of SSN and i wish the best news for SSN teams
    But Im so bad because the craminl looking for my SSN information and details of my SSN and account bank for me and my family
    Don’t forget to help me and my family
    Thank you
    Best reagards

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