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Social Security’s Top Five Blog Posts

January 4, 2018 • By

This blog is a go-to source for Social Security news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone, even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts […]

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Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

November 16, 2017 • By

A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

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Online Bill Payment for Medicare Premiums

August 3, 2017 • By

Social Security is here with tools and information to help you secure today and tomorrow. Did you know that you can pay your Medicare premiums online? If your bank offers the option to pay your bills online, you can use their service to pay for your Medicare premiums bill from the Centers for Medicare & […]

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Return the Favor, Teach Dad Something Cool

June 19, 2017 • By

From learning to ride a bike, to helping me with my homework, to hooking the bait just right so I can catch the big fish, my dad taught me a lot. That same joke Dad’s been telling for 40 years may get old, but for the most part, dads are pretty cool, huh?

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Five Resources to Prepare You for Retirement

May 8, 2017 • By

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure […]

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What is FICA

March 20, 2017 • By

FICA taxes help provide benefits for retirees, disabled people and children. This contribution helps your parents and grandparents have a secure retirement while securing today and tomorrow for you and your future family. Learn more about FICA.

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The Twelve Sites of Social Security

December 19, 2016 • By

Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We […]

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Appeal Your Non-Medical Decisions Online

December 12, 2016 • By

Social Security has a new way for you to conduct business with us online. You no longer need to visit our offices or call us to appeal a denial or adverse action related to your benefits. Beginning December 10, 2016, you can file an appeal online for non-medical issues, even if you live outside the […]

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Share the Gift of Security

December 5, 2016 • By

We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment of giving an awkward gift! […]

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Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

December 1, 2016 • By

In December, Social Security will launch a new service for my Social Security account holders where the public can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal filed with us. The service will provide detailed information about retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals filed either online […]

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