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Social Security Celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 21, 2022 • By

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This year, we celebrate 32 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At Social Security, we’re committed to the principles and spirit of the ADA, and the many ways it improves the lives of our beneficiaries. That’s why we’re celebrating and sharing Matt’s story. As a job seeker who is deaf and needs accommodations, Matt […]

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Social Security Supports Teachers Online

July 7, 2022 • By

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The past two years have been difficult for everyone, including educators and students. Our nation’s teachers have adapted and provided for their students in so many ways. We continue to honor all educators who prepare our children for the future. We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful and positive influence on their students. […]

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Ten Years of my Social Security Means You Can Do More

June 23, 2022 • By

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Ten years ago, we launched our my Social Security service to offer more secure and convenient self-service options online. Initially, the service supported two types of actions: People receiving Social Security benefits could view their benefit information. People not receiving benefits could check their Social Security Statement to see estimates of future benefits and their […]

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Survivors Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

June 14, 2022 • By

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During Pride Month and throughout the year, we acknowledge and honor the contributions made by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) community. Pride Month is a special time to share how Social Security benefits same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Were you in a same-sex relationship with a partner who […]

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Social Security 2022 Trustees Report

June 2, 2022 • By

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Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Want to learn more? Read our press release. Please share this information with your family and friends – and post it on social media.

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Equitable Relief for Medicare Enrollment and Disenrollment

May 3, 2022 • By

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is providing equitable relief to individuals who could not submit premium Part A or Part B enrollment or disenrollment requests timely due to challenges contacting us by phone. This relief applies to the 2022 General Enrollment Period, Initial Enrollment Period, and Special Enrollment Period. If you were unable […]

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Providing Greater Access to Our Services

April 25, 2022 • By

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We continue to welcome people back to our offices for in-person service with or without an appointment. As we help more people in person, we want to highlight the best ways and times to access our services by phone or in person. We also encourage you to visit our website to conduct your business online […]

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Building a Better SSA.gov

April 18, 2022 • By

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We are excited to share a preview of our new website coming this year. SSA.gov is one of our most important tools for providing service. You told us we need to make it simpler and easier to use. So, we created a new design. It was shaped by information we gathered from customer interviews. We […]

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Social Security Administration to Resume In-Person Services at Local Social Security Offices

April 4, 2022 • By

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I am pleased to announce that local Social Security offices will restore in-person services, including for people without an appointment, on April 7, 2022. To avoid waiting in line, I strongly encourage people who can, to use our online services, call us, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without an appointment. Phone […]

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Social Security to Offer Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

March 31, 2022 • By

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Today, Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the Social Security will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We anticipate this option will be available in the fall of 2022. “The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring the fair treatment […]

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