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Social Security Proudly Serves Our Hispanic Customers

July 6, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

a family of 5 smiling This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is celebrating their annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. LULAC is an organization dedicated to the economic, educational, civic, and political advancement of Hispanics in the United States.

This year, the convention focuses on the FAMILIA: The Building Blocks for Our Society. Through workshops and moderated discussions, conference attendees will learn how to strengthen their leadership abilities, and how to serve their community and society.

Social Security celebrates LULAC’s dedication to the Hispanic community. According to the Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2012, the Hispanic population of the United States was 53 million – making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic minority group.

The Hispanics and Social Security section of our website highlights how Hispanics benefit from the Social Security program, and how certain demographic characteristics compare to the entire population. The Hispanic population in the U.S. is expected to grow 28 percent by 2050 and 31 percent by 2060!

Social Security has always served people of all races and ethnicities including those who prefer to communicate with us in Spanish. And, our online Spanish services — Servicios por Internet — allow our Spanish-speaking customers to do business with us from their preferred Wi-Fi enabled location. In addition, we offer interpreter services free of charge when conducting business with us over the phone, in person when visiting our offices, or when attending our events.

For more information about the services and benefits we offer to the Hispanic community, please visit Online Services in Spanish or, en Español, www.SeguroSocial.gov.

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  1. Jim C.

    What a disgrace and slap in the face of Americans who are being refused or receiving reduced benefits due to the illegals getting benefits that are not theirs.

  2. Doc (.

    Why must every group be give special attention, unless you are European-American. I cannot understand why so many people desire to make America the same as those counties that people want to escape from. Maybe they are infected with the ‘misery loves company’ phenomenon.

  3. Sarah S.

    I’m sick and tired of supporting criminals who sneak into our country draining our funds for every entitlement program they can find. If only as much consideration was given to American citizens as they are given for free. This political correctness will be the death of my country, along with politicians who bend on knees for a vote. Enough!! Close the borders with force if necessary.. they don’t hesitate to shoot American’s. Obama has been successful, he has as promised “fundamentally changed America”. We are soon to be a white minority and on equal footing with other third world country’s. What a legacy he has.

    • Jan

      Right on!

  4. Dorothy

    I don’t have a problem with Hispanics getting Social Security if they paid into the system AND came here legally. I do however have a problem with them not wanting to be Americans. They should learn our language and assimilate. You should not give them an excuse not to learn English and they don’t get a free ride on the backs of tax paying Americans.

    • genive

      taxes, yes pay your taxes

  5. Bettie S.

    I agree, they are coming receiving all the social services without ever having to work for them. Draining us, using our schools, and welfare.
    Charity begins at home, when our homeless have homes, the veterans have everything they need, our elderly are taken care of, then come back and ask me about helping others, a lot of United States citizens that have been here for several generations and have worked hard to provide for their families should come first. How dare you speak anything except English when applying for anything. Drivers License and cannot read or speak English how do they get insurance or know here thy re going if they cannot read the road signs. They line up and send thousands of dollars out of the US, they should not be allowed to send any money out, who is receiving it? Have a good guess. Most of it never reaches the family.

    • genive

      Havent worked for them?? have you seen the muscle tone on Spanish??? looks like work to me.. take a good look at yourself… what havent you worked for… stop being jealous of what others have…

    • Pablo L.

      Wow I Rest my Case, who is more ignorant.

  6. Anne

    This US gov makes me sick. Next year we will probably have a Hispanic/American for president

    • genive

      If the next President is Hispanic American than thats God who put him in that position. Talk to God when you dont agree with whos in a leadership position..

  7. Art

    Spanish Americans? If people wish to hold on to their heritage by continuing to speak their native language, they should remain wherever it is they came from. I object to catering to people who don’t wish to assimilate…especially when taxpayer dollars are used. If your government employees have a passion for immigrants who can’t speak English (and need assistance signing up for welfare) go it through a church or privately funded charity…not with other peoples money. Didn’t your parents teach you any better?

    • Ann

      I totally agree with all of these comments, my thoughts exactly! I am tired of these free-loaders getting FREE what we American citizens AND our Ancestor’s had to work hard for! Send these illegal immigrants back to their OWN COUNTRY. If they can’t come into our country the LEGAL method and EARN their way, then stay OUT

      • Sylvia

        Where do you idiots get “illegal immigrants” from social security saying that the cater to their Spanish speaking members? If a Spanish speaking person is collecting social security it’s because they are legal! An illegal person cannot collect. I guess you people never finished high school?

        • Dianne

          But, they certainly try. Was with a law firm my entire career, we had a social security department to assist those with disabilities. Amazing the number of latinos that came with with a SS card, only to find out that it wasn’t theirs, and could come in the next week, with yet another card !!!!!!!!!!!

    • genive

      racism is horrible… its sad it still exists and so is jealousy… dont be jealous of what others have, even other nationalities.. god is not a respector of persons… you just might look at what he’s blessed you with instead of being jealous of what others have..

    • Ginger

      obviously, your parents did not…

  8. Camille

    your all absolutely right. very sad

  9. Pat

    …And they never had to work for it !!!
    How awful !!!

    • Maria

      Who said they didn’t work for it? You are just assuming without knowing actual facts. There are several Hispanics that came to our country, became citizens and worked hard and paid taxes. Some came as adults and did not have the advantages of learning English in school growing up but still worked and learned enough to be productive and pay taxes. Just because they prefer to speak in their native tongue does not mean they didn’t work for it!

      • genive

        How do you know they never worked for it? do you know and watch what they do every day of their life… where do you think we get our cashews from?? hmmmm?

    • Uniquefemme@aol.com

      Are you serious? Immigrants work harder and always have a job more than your lazy ass who were born and raised here.

  10. Joanne G.

    If they’re Americans, then they should speak English. Why cater to someone who won’t bother to learn the language of the country that they live in. I think it’s disgusting! Spanish signs everywhere and our language is ENGLISH. Are they too stupid to learn it? I learned spanish in High School……and I will never speak it again, or reply to someone who speaks to me in spanish.

    • jill

      When is there EVER going to be ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to the people who actually started America?
      Caucasian Europeans for God’s sake.
      Give credit where it is DUE and not just politically correct junk
      you fools!!

    • Maria

      You are just plain ignorant in your remarks. You probably shouldn’t try to speak Spanish to anyone because your Spanish is most likely as bad as your inane comments.

      • Dianne

        And that comes from Maria, are you legal?

    • genive

      I hate the word cater.. to show hospitality to any nationality in America is good.

      Not cater=pride and laziness and an excuse not to be nice and think your better then someone else..

    • Donna

      I am so torn about this whole horrible issue. I have had friends from grade school that were hispanic. It never mattered until everything is now in English and spanish! I resent that my ancestors came to the US centeries ago. They came legally. They were from Ireland, Germany, France and I also have native American roots. ALL of them learned English and became a part of the USA. They did this because they wanted to be Americans, I know my Great-Grandfarther spoke German at home but never in public. I am sure learning English after you only spoke and wrote German was hard. They wanted to “blend in” with Americans not have their own ideas, language and traditions throw in others faces! That’s the real problem that people resent. Why does the hispanic community want to be “separate” from the rest of our country? Why doesn’t the hispanic community see that the illegal immigrants are a problem for ALL of us?
      Why do they feel like we should learn spanish and accept them as a whole other separate community? I know that millions of hispanics are here legally and that they have contributed to our country for generations. So why now is it different? When did this issue with everything being in English & Spanish start?

      • Doc (.

        Simplistically, they want a takeover, not assimilation. They don’t want to be American, just enjoy the benefits, which will revert back to what they left if the divisiveness continues. A sad day for America.

        • Pablo L.

          If People deos not know How to apreciarte diversity then you should not talk, my Scottish Decendant Grandfather used to tell me that “If you do not have anything good to say or contribute then say nothing”.

          Wise words you prejudice mob.

    • Jan

      I agree with you on this!

    • Yolanda

      You are so wrong in so many ways you had to take a language in school so you took Spanish. Big deal look at all the other languages that are out there I see you aren’t critical of that why. Am so happy for my ethics . proud that my parents taught me to speak, read n write.Spanish for I was able to get wonderful jobs. Don’t judge so you won’t be judge.

      • Doc (.

        I believe the word you should have used in you last sentence was judged, not ‘judge’.

        • Pablo L.

          See that is constructive, At least we speak 2+ languages.

    • Sylvia

      It’s too bad that you’re a racist just like Donald Trump!

      • Chuck

        Hispanic or Latino is not a separate race, but a culture belonging to people of many different races. To ask people who want to live in America and be considered Americans to speak the national language is not “racist.”

        • Pablo L.

          You are correct, is just the way that you say it, by the way, We are all, in this hemisphere, are AMERICANS, NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH just parts of different Republics.

      • Dianne

        Hooray for Donald Trump, he is just saying everything most Americans would like to say, but don’t have the opportunity or venue. Those objecting so strenuously are certainly immigrants, illegal or otherwise ……… who don’t want to be Americans in the true sense, but will certainly take anything that is given, and the key word is “take”.

      • mevadoodle

        I don’t believe Mr. Trump is a racist but according to your definition, I am certainly one and proud of it. I’m proud to be an American and I’m not a hyphenated one as are the Afro Americans and Mexican Americans. If you want to come to this country and become an American, cut the horse $h!t and become a pure American. If you can’t do that, expect to live within a country that despises you as someone who wants to reap the benefits available in the country without contributing to the greatness of the country.

    • Ginger

      Many hispanics who did not know English have given their lives in OUR

      • Ginger

        armed forces.

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