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Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week

February 23, 2018 • By

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man and woman writing on couch A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission of helping millions of people prepare for their future. This year, the week is celebrated from February 26 through March 3.

Knowing this, it’s never too early to start planning for your future. Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Savers with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Pledge to save for America Saves Week. Share what you’re saving for using the hashtag #ImSavingFor.

Social Security’s “People Like Me” website has tailor-made information for preparing for your future. Our richly diverse country is made up of countless backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities, yet we all want the same thing — a secure future. You can see many of the diverse people we serve.

Younger people need to know that the earlier you start saving, the more your money can grow. Our website for young workers has resources that can help you secure today and tomorrow.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Freddie s.

    This is very interesting and informative, thanks very much for all the information

    • Ray F.

      Thank you, Freddie! We’re pleased we can help. Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

      • Patsy S.

        Could not find another place to post this and I just wanted to say something about the excellent service I received on April 12th from a SS Specialist. Yes, I had to stay on hold for a good while but it was totally worth it to talk to this woman. She was wonderful and made my day!! She was also extremely helpful and I want to say Thank You again for the great service!!!

        • Ray F.

          Thank you, Patsy! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward. In April we celebrate “National Social Security Month”, see what you can do online at http://www.SocialSecurity.gov.

  2. D J.

    Anyone who wants to reduce Social Security and Medicare is your enemy! The Congress should be thinking of ways to enhance the two systems which are the best this country has ever had. Don’t let the Congress steal what you have lived for all these years and tries to take it from you.We are the United States of America and we the people are United!!

  3. LORD R.

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  4. Yvonne A.

    If I sign up for retirement how long will it take for me to get my benefits

    • Ray F.

      Hello Yvonne! Your payments are established almost immediately after we process your application. Remember that benefits are paid the month after they are due. So, for instance, if you want your benefits to begin with the month of March, you will receive your first benefit payment in April.
      The earliest age to apply and receive Social Security Retirement Benefits is 62, but if you decide to get benefits before your full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced.
      Also, you can create a My Social Security account to review your earnings record and get an estimate of your future benefits. When you are ready, you can complete your application for retirement benefits online.
      We hope this information helps!

      • VIRNEST R.

        I AND MY SPOUSE APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ON 2/22/2018. NO BENEFITS SO FAR. HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE I PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON? CAN’T SEEM TO GET THROUGH BY PHONE.

  5. LORD R.

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  6. LEIGH H.

    i have very limited funds Is there something I should know about my medicare. i also have united health care. so far most of my bills are taken care of. I do have copays on meds.
    thanks i am 92 and have systemic lupus and diabetes type 2 and hbp take meds for some

  7. Lesly F.

    How i am going to save if have no check….!

    • Snarky

      I believe you are supposed to save for retirement when you start working. When you start working FICA tax is deducted from your wages, hence, the connection

  8. Jeff R.

    Don’t forget the savings realized by delaying the applying of Social Security. If you are at the FRA, you are automatically saving 5 to 8 dollars a month for each month of delay. Not a bad deal.

  9. Brett K.

    It is getting a bit disconcerting to hear almost nothing from Social Security Commission while being bombarded by fake news about Congress cutting Social Security benefits in the near future. Which is true?

    • Snarky

      Hearing nothing is true. Congress cutting benefits is fake. Glad to clear that up for you.

      • D J.

        It is the desire of Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House to reduce Social Security and medicare to the beneficiary and privatize it so investors can make billions off it. A dew years ago, he tried to do that with Railroad Retirement a private annuity, but it didn’t work!!

        • Peggy D.

          I only can wish, someone had come up with this “America saves”. 20 years ago, I am now 73 Yeats old widow-trying to live on SS payments. It’s hard, in today’s economy. I’m having to rent a room from friends, and even with them taking only a small monthly token payment. No available gov Housing

  10. Gail G.

    I am receiving SS benefits on my own record; I also work full-time (as encouraged in order to increase SS benefits each year.) However, as warned, I fell into a decrease in benefits – not only did I not benefit from the annual increase, my medicare increased. I use it one a year for doctor visit with minimal Rx support. I realize this is not related to this subject but there seems to be no other option on the SSA website.

    • Snarky

      This is not an option either

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