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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 7, 2024 • By

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June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the LGBTQI+ community and also celebrate diversity, love, and respect. We recognize same-sex marriages in all states, as well as some nonmarital legal relationships (such as some civil unions and domestic partnerships). This recognition is important to determine entitlement to benefits. Here are a few things […]

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On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online When Traveling

May 30, 2024 • By

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Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Through our online services, you can:   Find out if you qualify for […]

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National Foster Care Month

May 23, 2024 • By

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May is National Foster Care Month and a time to focus on the nearly 370,000 children and youth in foster care in America.  Many of these children and youth often face a multitude of social, emotional, and financial challenges growing up. The challenges are greater for children of color, who are disproportionately represented in the […]

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Social Security Video Connect: Connect with Us from Anywhere

May 21, 2024 • By

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We are always thinking of ways to make doing business with us easier. With our Social Security Video Connect option, you can conduct business with us using video on your personal device, from your preferred location. Social Security Video Connect is available for: No-change replacement Social Security cards (U.S. citizens only). Date of birth corrections […]

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How Connecting to Benefits Programs Can Save You Money 

May 16, 2024 • By

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The cost of aging in America is on the rise. Social Security provides retirees with a stable income. Unfortunately, it’s not always enough to cover the costs of health care, food, housing, and utilities. When the cost of living rises faster than your income, it can be difficult to make ends meet in retirement.  A […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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Social Security 2024 Trustees Report

May 6, 2024 • 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. You can also watch this video from Commissioner O’Malley.      Please share this information with your family and […]

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Social Security Publishes Native Language Action Plan to Improve Access to Our Programs and Services

April 30, 2024 • By

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We have published our first Native Language Action Plan to improve access to our programs and services. Our focus is on increasing our support to people who primarily communicate in native languages. In our new Tribal Consultation and Call to Action Plan, we outline our commitment to engage in consultation and outreach in American Indian […]

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Representative Payees Help You Manage Your Social Security

April 25, 2024 • By

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Some people who receive monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments may need help managing their money. When we receive information that indicates you need help, we’ll work with you to find the most suitable representative payee to manage your benefits. A representative payee is someone who receives your monthly benefit payment […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2024 by Opting Out of Paper Notices

April 22, 2024 • By

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The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, to promote the protection of our planet. At Social Security, we’re doing our part by reducing paper usage.   We send notices as a way of communicating with our many customers – the 71 million Americans who receive benefits and the people who do business with […]

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