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10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

February 2, 2023 • By

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Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious harm. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. Here are 10 things you can start doing now to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft:   Protect your Social Security number by […]

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Social Security is Here When You’re Ready for Retirement

January 26, 2023 • By

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When you think you’re ready to retire, we’re here to help you make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits. You should decide based on your individual and family circumstances. Would it be better for you to start getting benefits early with a smaller monthly amount over a longer period? Or perhaps wait […]

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Social Security’s Top 10 Webpages for 2023

January 19, 2023 • By

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There’s no better place to learn about Social Security programs and do business with us than on our redesigned website at SSA.gov. Visitors to SSA.gov will experience a new design to help them find what they need more easily. Here are our top 10 webpages:   my Social Security — You can open a personal […]

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This New Year, Learn About Social Security Online

January 12, 2023 • By

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Social Security programs touch the lives of more than 70 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 Social Security online. This begins with creating your free and secure personal my Social […]

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Happy Holidays from Social Security

December 22, 2022 • By

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The holiday season brings us feelings of warmth and joy. At Social Security, we want you to know we share the same joy when it comes to serving you, whether it be in person, by telephone, or online. Our online services are available to help you do business with us in an easy, convenient, and […]

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Helping You Avoid Scams this Holiday Season

December 15, 2022 • By

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Social Security-related scams continue to be widespread, especially during the holidays. Criminals pretending to be from Social Security and other federal government agencies are tricking victims into sending money or sharing personal information. The scam tactics and scripts may vary, but the ultimate goal is to pressure victims to send money using methods such as […]

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Helping You Avoid Scams this Holiday Season

Social Security Launches Redesigned Website at SSA.gov

December 6, 2022 • By

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Starting today, visitors to SSA.gov will experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “SSA.gov is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner […]

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Are Americans Financially Educated on Retirement Savings?

December 1, 2022 • By

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Financial education helps people learn about savings, credit, and loans. It also helps prepare people for life changes and to weather the unexpected. This knowledge is essential when planning for retirement. So, how prepared are U.S. adults for their future retirement? At the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), we poll on key issues related […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

October 13, 2022 • By

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Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price […]

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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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