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Commissioner Statement on Economic Impact Payments

March 25, 2021 • By

I want to provide an important update about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) processing of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. At each turn over the last 12 months, immediate delivery of EIPs has been, and remains, a top priority for this agency. SSA’s public service mission is squarely focused […]

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Dorcas R. Hardy: Social Security’s First Female Commissioner

March 8, 2021 • By

Women pioneers have played a crucial role in leading and shaping the Social Security Administration over its eighty-five year history. From 1935, Social Security helped shatter the proverbial “glass ceiling” by hiring women in a variety of key positions, from staff workers to leadership. In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, I would like to […]

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Social Security Commissioner Saul Honored as a Top Influencer in Aging

December 10, 2020 • By

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, recently received an honor as a 2020 Influencer in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue, a digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older. The list honors advocates, researchers, and thought leaders who are changing how people collectively age and think about aging. Commissioner Saul earned the […]

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Preparation For The Future Begins In The Present

September 17, 2015 • By

Retirement is a concern for all Americans, and financial planning is one way to make sure we’re ready for it. With this in mind, Social Security is finding ways to encourage Americans to use various financial planning tools to help them plan better for their retirement.

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Celebrating the Past and Building the Future

August 10, 2015 • By

Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland […]

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Look Who’s Turning 80!

May 26, 2015 • By

Not me.  Not yet! I hope you have taken a moment to enjoy what Social Security Matters has to offer in the short time since its launch. Having another way to communicate with the American public is important to me.  This interactive experience offers great insight on what you think we are doing well and […]

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