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Our Online Benefits Application

October 4, 2018 • By

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Social Security is committed to protecting and securing the information entrusted to us. We’re constantly looking for ways for you to save time by conducting your business anytime, anywhere, using our online services. Our online benefits application provides a high level of security and protection for the information you provide. Filing online gives you the […]

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New Online Social Security COLA Notices

September 27, 2018 • By

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We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control when doing business with us. Our new online cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) notices are another example of our commitment in this area. Later this year, we will post the Social Security COLA notices online for retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries with a personal […]

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Social Security Joins in the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2018 • By

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From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is when we honor the contributions of Hispanics to American society and celebrate this warm and vibrant culture. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics make up about 17.8 percent of our nation’s total population. As with all ethnicities in America, Hispanics can […]

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Fight Procrastination by Changing Your Direct Deposit Early

September 6, 2018 • By

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September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day. With our busy lives, it is easy to fall into that cycle of constantly postponing some tasks because of other things we need to address right now. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, procrastinating on […]

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New Wage Reporting Application

June 28, 2018 • By

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On June 2, 2018, new capabilities were added to my Social Security accounts. The my Social Security online portal now accepts wage reports electronically from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and deemors, concurrent beneficiaries, and representative payees. This capability had been available only to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and their representative payees.

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You and Social Security, Together for a Lifetime

May 31, 2018 • By

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Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. During May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, and we want to highlight how we are here for you. We’re there when you get your first job, when you get married, and through years of work when you are paying Social Security taxes. Our programs serve as vital […]

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New Medicare Cards Are on the Way

May 17, 2018 • By

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Did you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to everyone with Medicare? Instead of your Social Security Number (SSN), your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you. This will help to protect you against identity theft and protect Medicare from […]

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my Social Security Saves You Time for the Important Things

April 30, 2018 • By

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Time is our most valuable resource. How you spend it is important. A my Social Security account helps free your time for the important things. What is a my Social Security account? Watch this video to find out:

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3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Retirement Right Now

April 12, 2018 • By

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Whether you just started seriously planning or are ready to retire, Social Security is the place to start. We’re with you throughout life’s journey, and that includes retirement planning! The first thing you should remember is that Social Security replaces only a portion of your pre-retirement earnings. Most financial advisers say you will need about […]

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