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There’s Still Time! Claim Your 2021 Child Tax Credit

September 29, 2022 • By

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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Child Tax Credit was increased and expanded for 2021. Most families are eligible to receive the credit for their children. For families with qualifying children who did not turn 18 before the start of this year, the 2021 Child Tax Credit is worth $3,000 to $3,600 per child, […]

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How We Serve the Hispanic Community

September 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish. Our Spanish-language website provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more. You […]

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Sickle Cell Disease and Social Security

September 15, 2022 • By

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Did you know that September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a lifelong battle with pain and multiple medical complications that often result in shortened lifespans. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – and its member organizations – raise awareness to help find better treatments and a universal cure. SCD […]

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my Social Security: It’s Not Just for Retirees

September 8, 2022 • By

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You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from a personal my Social Security account. Calling or visiting a local Social Security office probably is rarely necessary once you have one. You can do much of your business with us online. With your personal my Social Security account, you can: Request […]

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We Remain Committed to Serving You

August 30, 2022 • By

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Since early April, our local offices have resumed in-person services nationwide for people with and without appointments. However, you can access many services securely and conveniently online or by telephone – and often do not need to visit an office in person. Before you visit a Social Security office, check to see if you can […]

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Expand Your Social Security Knowledge With These Four Terms

August 25, 2022 • By

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We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to communicate information clearly in a way “the public can understand and use.” This can be particularly challenging when talking about complicated programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare. Take a moment to learn […]

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Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LGBTQ+, and More

August 11, 2022 • By

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We have provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. Veterans We proudly serve wounded […]

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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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