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Social Security Joins The Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 15, 2016 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

Grandparents and granddaughter making bubblesSocial Security joins you and your family in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

We know the contributions of Hispanics can be traced to before the origins of the United States with the discovery, exploration, and naming of many places in our nation, such as state names like California, Colorado, and Texas and city names like San Antonio, Santa Barbara, and Boca Raton. Hispanics have influenced every facet of life, from language to our cultural development. Hispanics play a crucial role in American life.

The most important things to you are your family and maintaining the feeling of individuality through your language. That’s why Social Security provides a website — — with a variety of publications and services in Spanish that are important to you and your family.

If you need to apply for your first Social Security number or a get a replacement Social Security card, we invite you to read our publications Social Security Numbers for Children and Your Social Security Number and Card.

We offer a toll free number, 1-800-772-1213, which provides automated instructions for Spanish speakers. We also try to have employees available on the phone and in many of our offices who speak Spanish. However, if you need an interpreter, you can go to to find out more about our free interpreter services.

Just as grandparents help guide their grandchildren through life’s journey, we at Social Security are with you throughout yours. The services we provide guide you through your journey from birth, with your first social security card, to your dream of a secure retirement.

You don’t have to wait to find out what your retirement benefits may be. We provide the Retirement Estimator, one of our most popular online calculators, in Spanish. It offers instant, approximate estimates of your future retirement benefits. Try it for yourself at Remember what your father wisely said to you: “It is up to this generation to secure our community’s today and tomorrow.”

Whether it’s through our website, visiting one of our offices, or calling our toll free number, we at Social Security maintain our commitment of providing first-class service to the nation’s growing Latino community.

To learn more, visit


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Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications

Deputy Commissioner, Office of Communications


  1. Jor W.

    No. Tjey just have to work in occupations where injury and disability are much more likely than the Board Room.

  2. Robert

    So African Americans are much more accident prone?

  3. Manuel

    F*ckin’ awesome things here. I am very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  4. tony

    Social Security doesn’t do racial statistics that much because minorities have been getting more disability benefits than whites.

    Disability has an obvious impact on participation in Social Security. Using the ACS definition of disability, African Americans were more likely to be disabled than were individuals in the total population, 14.4 percent versus 12.6 percent. That is only 12.5% more.

    If you look at Table 1, then you see that African American make up only 12.1% of the population. Table 7 shows SSI at ages 15-17, African American are 30% of the population. Disability is more than double the the percentage of African American in the US population. That is 147% increase compared to 12.5% increase

    Ages 18-24 is 25.4%. That is a 109% increase compared to a 12.5% increase. Ages 25-61 is 22.5. That is a 85% increase compared to the 12.5% increase.

  5. tony

    There is no one from the SSA checking the SSA blog on the weekends, so spammers and scammers can get Social Security recipients to click on their internet links.

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  7. Robert

    Do we have an American Heritage Month; Or would that be too politically incorrect?

    • tony

      The majority of people on Social Security are White. Make America Great Again and vote.

    • Jor W.

      It is broken up into the holidays we celebrate. Ramadan is not recognized as an American holiday but Christmas is as is the 4th of July. I kinda like it all broken up as it keeps American culture and history in front of us all year. Happy Thanksgiving, Flag Day, Arbor day etc.

  8. Mary A.

    That is Very Awesome

  9. Anonymous


    • ata

      Social Security has nothing to do with giving anything to those here illegally. Take your beefs somewhere else.

      • Chris

        Thank you Ata… you are correct. Illegals do NOT receive any type of Social Security benefits!

      • tony

        The Cubans do get SSI with the Wet Foot Dry Foot policy. They come of the boat and touch US soil and the tax payers have to pay them.

        Since the US restored relation with Cuba, they should get rid of this policy.

      • Jor W.

        Yes, kick the alt right hate mongers out

    • Napolis

      European!?! If u r not of Indian Heritage don’t say anything! And if u r a European, u r one of the rejects that came on the Mayflower.

  10. Tony S.

    Esta listo Sec. 4; 3% Annual Raise in Federal Minimum Wage and Welfare

    Orphan Act of 2016 HA-15-9-16

    To make orphan a qualifying disability for full SSI benefits $777 (2017) and SSDI.

    To legislate a 2.4% DI tax rate to pay for a 6% COLA for calendar year 2017 and 2.2% DI tax rate and 3% COLA in 2018 and every year thereafter under intermediate projections.

    To amend the DI tax rate from 1.80% in 2015, to 2.37% in 2016, to 2.40% in 2017, to 2.20% in 2018 to when all the Baby Boomer shall have retired and the disability rate is expected to stabilize. To increase the 0.9% DI tax in 2015 to 1.2% DI tax for employees and employers in 2017 and 1.1% in 2018 under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401.

    To amend the OASI tax rate from 10.60% in 2015, to 10.03% in 2016, to 10.00% in 2017 and 10.20% in 2018 and thereafter to prevent the DI fund from being depleted and OASI Trust Fund from premature deficit. To increase the 5.30% OASI tax in 2015 to 5.00% in 2017, to 5.10% in 2018, for employees and employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) Federal Insurance Contribution Act tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401.

    To pay a 6% Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) 2017 to compensate for the theft of the 2016 COLA and 3% COLA every year thereafter to protect benefit determination from attrition by average estimated inflation of 2.7% in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) under Sec. 215(i) of the Social Security Act 42USC§415(i).

    To edit by the equinox and pass the Social Security Amendments of January 1, 2016 fiscal year-end September 31, 2016 and begin paying for the without income limit law (will) to end poverty for 50 million Americans by 2020 October 1, 2016 to turn a $20 billion surplus FY 2017 or January 1, 2017 to pay 16-24 million child SSI benefits depending on the obstetric bill in 2017 HA-6-6-16

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