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Why It’s Important To Tell Us About Your Financial Accounts

April 11, 2024 • By

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Do you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If so, you need to tell us about any financial accounts you own, alone or jointly with someone else. You must also promptly inform us of any changes to those accounts to ensure you receive the correct payment amounts. What You Need to Tell Us You need to […]

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Making the Most of America Saves Week 2024

April 4, 2024 • By

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America Saves Week, which runs from April 8 to 12 this year, is an excellent opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits and for people to assess their own saving status. This year’s theme is “Saving for What Matters Most.” Planning and saving are key to a successful retirement. The earlier you start saving […]

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With IRS Direct File, Many Taxpayers Can File Taxes Online for Free

April 2, 2024 • By

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The federal government has many critical responsibilities— protecting the planet; keeping our roads, skies, and food safe; and ensuring that Americans get the benefits they paid into for decades. The money to pay for all those things – and many more essential parts of American life – is collected by the IRS. But the tax […]

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Women’s History Month and Social Security

March 21, 2024 • By

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In 1940, Ida May Fuller, became the first person to receive recurring monthly Social Security benefits. Just a few months prior, the 65-year-old legal secretary had stopped by her local Social Security office in Vermont to learn about how the program worked. She knew she had paid into Social Security but wasn’t sure if she […]

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SSA’s Equity Action Plan 2023 Update

February 14, 2024 • By

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As the new Commissioner of Social Security, I am dedicated to ensuring equitable access to our programs and high-quality service for everyone seeking our help. In line with the Administration’s whole-of-government approach to deliver better outcomes for the American people, I’m pleased to share our Equity Action Plan 2023 Update. Our equity work supports progress […]

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SOAR Programs and Social Security

January 18, 2024 • By

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National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is dedicated to transforming systems so that no young person in America experiences homelessness. In the United States, roughly 4.2 million young people— one in 10 young adults ages 18 to 25 and one in 30 youth ages 13 to 17— experience homelessness each year. Of those, about 700,000 are unaccompanied […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to Combat Scams

December 28, 2023 • By

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Next year, resolve to protect yourself from scams that can damage your finances and reputation. Ring in 2024 with some smart resolutions to protect your personal information! Stay informed of the latest scam trends Fraudsters continue to change their tactics. Stay informed by: Following reliable news sources. Subscribing to scam alert newsletters. Staying connected with […]

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Martin J. O’Malley Sworn in as Commissioner of Social Security Administration

December 20, 2023 • By

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Martin J. O’Malley was sworn in today by Senator Ben Cardin as Commissioner of Social Security to a term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner O’Malley expressed his gratitude for being chosen to lead the Social Security Administration. “I am honored for the opportunity of a lifetime to lead Social Security’s outstanding public servants […]

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Statement from Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, about Agency Accomplishments

December 18, 2023 • By

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As we approach the end of 2023, I am reflecting on all that the Social Security Administration has accomplished, despite considerable challenges. It’s been my great privilege to lead Social Security’s approximately 60,000 employees for the past two and one-half years, and I’m so proud of the work they’ve done to fulfill our mission. For […]

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ABLE Programs Prepare for Expanded Eligibility

December 14, 2023 • By

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December marks the anniversary of the signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.  Important changes are coming to ABLE programs across the country. These programs are life-changing financial empowerment tools for Americans living with disabilities. ABLE provides a way to save money and build financial independence without affecting eligibility for important benefits, […]

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