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Social Security Services for the Hispanic Community

October 3, 2019 • By

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 58.9 million, representing 18.1 percent of the nation’s total population. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to turn the spotlight on our services for the Hispanic community.

We work hard to deliver great customer service and easy-to-access information about our important programs and the benefits we provide to millions of Americans. If Spanish is your primary language, you can visit our Spanish-language website. It includes important information about how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, manage your benefits once you’re receiving them, and much more. Many of our offices have staff who speak Spanish, or you may 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 also provides many publications in Spanish on popular topics like:

  • Retirement, Disability, and Survivors benefits;
  • Retirement planning;
  • Online services information;
  • Medicare; and
  • Supplemental Security Income.

You can save, print, and share them.

Social Security is here for you and your family. To learn more about what Social Security offers, go to our website Hispanics and Social Security.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. Richard Crocker

    What is so special about the age between 62 and 66 that we have to live on barely minimum wage to receive our SSA benefits. There’s no limit on earnings before or after that range so why the income limit? NO ONE in the SSA has been able to answer that question. It’s not right and it’s not fair to not allow people to work and earn to their capacity no matter what age or benefits drawn. After all, the higher our income, the more goes into SS. SSA needs to stop giving money out to other government agencies and undocumented individuals. Why do we not get a piece of the money you earn from interest bearing investments of taxpayer money??

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  2. Hospitals & Asylums

    Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos. Immigrants are expected to be represented by someone in the household who has a high school education and speaks English. English as a second language students have high dropout levels and it is thought to be best to finish high-school in a native language speaking country.

    After filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and receiving a favorable determination, the applicant receives an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and within seven days thereafter a social security card, even if they previously had a social security number. An EAD is not necessary for lawful permanent residents. The 30 to 180 day spell of unemployability caused by the delay in processing can be avoided by filing in advance.

    Application for a Travel Document USCIS Form I-131 provides travel document to refugees, asylees and childhood arrivals, and must be filed in advance because they card stateless persons. Congress has deferred action for childhood entries so long they must be sold travel and identification documents for the cruel and unusual price of less than $10 under Art. 1 Sec. 9 of the US Constitution rather than regular price travel documents under Art. 26-29 of the Conventions Relative to the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons of 1951 and 1954, their parents should have been sold at the border, respectively.

    Unlike individual income tax revenues, anti-immigrant policies do not seem to have affected social security revenues. There is therefore strong reason to believe that iForm I-765, Application for Employment Authorization is the best way to enter the United States for longer than six months, on the promise to remember a social security number and pay income taxes. There is some concern that the withholding needs to be abolished so that immigrant tax revenues are not used against them under 26USC1441

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  3. Serkan Aslan

    It is gratifying that social security is supporting cancer. I hope they support us with a much more inclusive model and I hope no one is exposed to cancer …

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