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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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We Remain Committed to Serving You

August 30, 2022 • By

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Since early April, our local offices have resumed in-person services nationwide for people with and without appointments. However, you can access many services securely and conveniently online or by telephone – and often do not need to visit an office in person. Before you visit a Social Security office, check to see if you can […]

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Expand Your Social Security Knowledge With These Four Terms

August 25, 2022 • By

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We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to communicate information clearly in a way “the public can understand and use.” This can be particularly challenging when talking about complicated programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare. Take a moment to learn […]

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Change Your Address and Phone Number Online with my Social Security

August 18, 2022 • By

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If you receive Social Security benefits, the easiest way to change your address and phone number is by creating a personal my Social Security account. Once you create your account, you can update your contact information from your preferred location. This feature is available for people who receive retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, along with […]

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Three Online Social Security Musts

August 4, 2022 • By

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It’s never been easier to do business with us online. Often there is no need to call or visit an office. Here are three webpages that can make your life easier: Create Your Personal my Social Security Account. Did you know you already have access to much of your Social Security information? All you need […]

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Why It’s Important to Report Life Changes to Us

July 28, 2022 • By

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Did you know that certain life changes can affect your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments? Sometimes your circumstances may change after you apply for or begin to receive SSI. When that happens, it’s important for you to tell us about these changes. This will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you’re eligible. Types […]

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Social Security Online: Your First and Best Place to Start

July 14, 2022 • By

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More than likely you do not have to visit a Social Security office to do business with us. You might not have to call, either. Our Online Services webpage provides you a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can even apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare […]

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