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Celebrating and Creating Independence with Social Security

July 2, 2020 • By

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On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For nearly 85 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence.  We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits.  Today, applying online is a convenient way to apply for benefits. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your […]

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Things to Think About Before Applying for Disability Benefits  

June 11, 2020 • By

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Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of American workers, primarily through retirement benefits. But we’re also there for you if the unexpected happens and a serious medical condition stops you from working to support yourself and your family. Did you find this Information helpful? […]

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Making Wise Choices When a Representative Payee Manages Your Money

January 23, 2020 • By

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Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a representative payee. We may decide you need a representative payee if we receive information that indicates you need help to manage […]

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Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

December 19, 2019 • By

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The National Association of State Treasurers created this guest blog to promote the use of ABLE accounts. SSA provides this post as a courtesy to help notify the public of ABLE accounts. SSA is not affiliated with and does not endorse the National Association of State Treasurers or its services. Did you find this Information […]

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Spreading the News About ABLE Accounts in the Disability Community

July 11, 2019 • By

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On December 19th, 2019, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) will be five years old. Why are we excited? Because this five-year-old has influenced 41,000 people to open ABLE accounts that can earn tax-free income. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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You Can Help Social Security Make a Difference

December 20, 2018 • By

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This holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our less fortunate and most vulnerable citizens. Life is unpredictable, and everyone is susceptible to experiencing homelessness. It can happen to people in our community — like colleagues and military veterans. It can affect close friends and even family members. It can also happen to […]

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Social Security Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 31, 2018 • By

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In October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States. For more than 70 years, NDEAM has promoted disability inclusion in the workforce and celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” is near and dear to us at Social Security. Did you find this […]

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Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

August 23, 2018 • By

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Quickly and accurately processing disability claims is important to us. It is through this commitment to you that we use the Compassionate Allowances program to help us identify and fast-track cases where people have diseases that are most likely to be approved for disability benefits. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for […]

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Working While Disabled — Social Security Can Help

August 2, 2018 • By

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For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income. It’s a vital part of who they are – it gives them purpose and pride. It’s a connection to community. We’re here to help you get back to work if you’re disabled. If you’re getting Social Security disability benefits, we have good news for […]

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New Wage Reporting Application

June 28, 2018 • By

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On June 2, 2018, new capabilities were added to my Social Security accounts. The my Social Security online portal now accepts wage reports electronically from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and deemors, concurrent beneficiaries, and representative payees. This capability had been available only to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and their representative payees. Did you […]

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