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How Providing Race and Ethnicity Data Helps All Customers

November 30, 2023 • By

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We are continuously working to improve our understanding of how our programs are serving the public. This work includes collection of race and ethnicity data for research and statistical purposes which helps us determine whether we are equitably serving the public. The information applicants and customers provide is voluntary and does not affect decisions on […]

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Social Security is Thankful to Serve You

November 22, 2023 • By

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives and to share memories with our loved ones. We are thankful because we can provide you and your family with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey. Social Security is more than just a retirement program. We […]

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SSA Talks: Will Social Security Be There When I Retire?

November 2, 2023 • By

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Our Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, answers this question in the latest episode of our audio series, SSA Talks. In this 13-minute episode, Steve sheds light on the Social Security Trust Funds and how they relate to your future benefits. The episode is accompanied by a fact sheet and transcript. In addition to providing more information […]

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Save Your Place in Line with Mobile Check-in Express

October 19, 2023 • By

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Our Mobile Check-In Express feature makes it easier to check in if you must visit a Social Security office. To use Mobile Check-In Express, scan the QR code located at your local Social Security office. This will allow you to check in for: Scheduled and non-scheduled appointments. Services—including requesting a replacement Social Security card, a […]

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Social Security Services for the Hispanic Community

September 18, 2023 • By

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We strive 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 benefits, and much more. You can also learn […]

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Access Your Earnings History with my Social Security

September 7, 2023 • By

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It may have been years or even decades since you thought about how much you earned at your first job. Did you know that you can find out how much you made that first year? Or any year you worked? Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your future Social Security benefits. […]

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Do You Qualify for Social Security Spouse’s Benefits?

August 24, 2023 • By

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Social Security benefits are a crucial part of millions of Americans’ retirement income. If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record. To qualify for spouse’s benefits, you must be one of the following: 62 years of […]

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Social Security Administration Expedites Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities

August 16, 2023 • By

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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, Anaplastic Ependymoma, Calciphylaxis, Cholangiocarcinoma, FOXG1 Syndrome, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Metastatic Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration, Pineoblastoma – Childhood, Primary Omental Cancer, Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung – Stages II-IV, and Trisomy 9. The Compassionate Allowances program quickly identifies claims […]

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Remembering Judy Heumann, the Mother of Disability Rights

July 31, 2023 • By

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As Disability Pride Month comes to a close, Betsy Beaumon, Social Security’s Chief Transformation Officer, reflects on the legacy of disability rights leader, Judy Heumann. On March 4, 2023, the world lost one of the leading voices for people with disabilities. Because of her pivotal and relentless work throughout her life, Judy was often called […]

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The ADA Benefits All People, Not Just “Americans with Disabilities”

July 26, 2023 • By

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July 26, 2023, marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law protects millions of people with disabilities across the country. The Access Board is celebrating accessible design features encountered in everyday life that benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities. Read on to learn more! Ramps and […]

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