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Social Security Joins in the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2018 • By

Last Updated: August 19, 2021

two women and 1 man readingFrom September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is when we honor the contributions of Hispanics to American society and celebrate this warm and vibrant culture. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics make up about 17.8 percent of our nation’s total population.

As with all ethnicities in America, Hispanics can benefit from learning about Social Security’s benefit programs. We want to share with all Hispanics, particularly those of you who are younger, information about how Social Security helps support you now, what we mean for your future, and our commitment to be there with you throughout your life’s journey. By knowing about our benefits and basic services, you can see how we can help you secure today and tomorrow.

Here are ten ways to get you started:

  1. Go to our website to find a wealth of resources and information on everything our agency does. It’s also available in Spanish at SeguroSocial.gov.
  2. Visit our Hispanics and Social Security page to learn how we are there for you. You can also share it with your Spanish speaking family and friends.
  3. Understand what Social Security means to you during your student years.
  4. Learn how you earn Social Security credits.
  5. Read how Social Security is with you from your first job, through your working life, and in your retirement.
  6. Open a personal my Social Security account to help you stay in control of your Social Security record and so much more!
  7. Educate yourself on our disability program.
  8. See how Social Security takes care of surviving family members.
  9. Help your older family members stay informed.
  10. Check out our With You Through Life’s Journey infographic, also in Spanish, and share it with your friends.

Social Security is always here for you. If you need information about programs and benefits, visit us anytime. Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month!


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  5. gadgeteer

    When my sister moved to Miami several years,ago after she left the military, she could not get a job because she could not speak Spanish. It took her almost a year after learning some Spanish. We grew up in the Philippines but we speak real good English a necessity to work in the USA. I say if you want to live iand be a part of this country, learn to speak the language. If all the foreigners who moved to this country can speak English what makes some of the Latinos/Hispanics so special that they don”t have to learn?

    • tony

      Learn the laws when you come to America. When their customers only speak Spanish, then they are allowed to hire only a person who speaks Spanish. You sister probably got paid extra money in the US military because she spoke another language beside English. Go back to the Philippines if you don’t like it here.

      • AKA

        You don’t get paid extra for speaking another language while in the service. Your attitude needs adjusted.

        • tony

          You never served and don’t know about Foreign Language Proficiency Pay. What does AKA stand for? Ass Kicked Again

    • MajJohn

      Great comment. America bends over backward to be accommodating at the risk of losing its sovereignty and identity.

      • Marc

        America’s “identity?” Please explain exactly what that is…unless you are Native American, YOU are descended from IMMIGRANTS, as that is how America came into existence. The entire Gulf coast all the way up the Mississippi and the land surrounding was settled by the FRENCH; the US bought those states from France in the Louisiana Purchase. All of Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, parts of Nevada and most of California were MEXICO. And when America bought or seized through war these areas ALL those residents – yes, Mexicans, French, Haitians and Caribbean islanders, along with British, Spanish, and various indigenous Mexican natives became AMERICANS. How dare you suggest in your obvious ignorance that America is anything but an amalgam of every other country and nationality in the world. People like you said the EXACT same thing about Irish immigrants in the early 1900s…signs in shops said “No Irish,” Irish weren’t hired for anything but the most menial, filthy work and paid little for their backbreaking labor. You and everyone else who shares these FALSE and STUPID ideas about America or “real Americans” are the problem. Oh, and I’ll bet you stuff your face on pizza (Italian), burritos, tacos, tortilla chips (Mexican), and other ethnic foods…what a stinking hypocrite. The only characteristic Americans have that no one else does is their ignorant insistence that they’re the “greatest.” If you are any example of how “great” America is then guess what – we’re definitely NOT anywhere near the top. Excuse me while I puke now.

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