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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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Need a New or Replacement Social Security Card? We’re Making it Easier!

March 19, 2024 • By

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Do you need a new or replacement Social Security card? Well, you’ve come to the right place! You may be able to complete, or at least start, your application on our website – and, if necessary, can even use our online scheduling tool to schedule an appointment at a local office. Get Started You can […]

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Celebrating the Life of Hydeia Loren Broadbent, HIV/AIDS Activist

March 8, 2024 • By

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“AIDS is something that happened to me but does not define who I am as a person.” To commemorate Women’s History Month and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th, we honor the life and legacy of activist Hydeia Loren Broadbent, who died on February 20, 2024. Diagnosed with HIV at the […]

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Learn About Social Security Online in 2024

January 11, 2024 • By

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Our programs touch the lives of more than 71 million people. We work hard to ensure critical benefits and other services are accessible to you. Consider the start of the new year as an opportunity for you to engage with us online. This begins with creating your free and secure personal my Social Security account. […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2024

October 12, 2023 • By

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More than 71 million Americans will see a 3.2% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2024. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s […]

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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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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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Celebrating 88 Years of Social Security

August 14, 2023 • By

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For 88 years, Social Security has provided income protection to millions of retirees, people with disabilities, dependents, and families that lose a wage earner. This year, we will administer more than $1.3 trillion in benefits and payments to more than 70 million beneficiaries and cover 181 million workers and their families. In addition to paying […]

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Smart Social Security Strategies for Women

August 10, 2023 • By

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While many women plan to claim Social Security retirement benefits, they may not know about how various factors could impact their monthly payment. More women are working than ever before, but their average benefits are lower than those for men because women typically earn less over their lifetime. In addition, falling marriage rates mean fewer women […]

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Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2022

May 12, 2023 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2022. Liam has topped the list for six years in a row, and Olivia has been the top choice for new parents for four years. There is only one new name in the top 10, with Luna crawling into the top 10 for […]

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