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Going Online with Social Security Isn’t Hard Work

November 7, 2016 • By

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Summer is just a memory. Long gone is the day when you fired up the grill with family and friends in the backyard on Labor Day. It’s time to put away the shorts and bring out the jackets. When you’re raking the leaves, remember that the best part of labor isn’t the single day off […]

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Retiring Overseas? What You Need to Know About Getting Benefits Abroad

October 20, 2016 • By

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There are a number of people who choose to live their retirement years in places outside of the United States. Perhaps retirement in Thailand or Portugal is in your plans. Maybe you plan to split your year between Central Europe and Central Asia. In many cases, it’s still possible to receive your retirement benefits while […]

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A Secure Retirement for All

October 6, 2016 • By

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Having a secure retirement is an important pillar of strength for the middle class in America. Yet, it is unavailable to too many workers in our country. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re acutely aware of the particular challenges faced by middle class Latinos in the workforce. Not only do Latinos face wage disparities, they’re also […]

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Why Social Security is Important to Latinos

September 22, 2016 • By

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Few things are more important to a secure and dignified retirement than Social Security. It plays a large role in the economic well-being of Latinos. According to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Latino and African American households have significantly less in retirement savings than white households, and about half of elderly Latinos receive more […]

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Rockin’ the Labor Force – Your Stories

September 6, 2016 • By

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Labor Day is a turning point for many people. We consider it the end of summer because many schools fill with students in September. Also, many fall sports begin with Labor Day weekend. Some of you may have celebrated the holiday by beginning to think about exiting the labor force — and beginning your retirement […]

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Discover a Whole World of Retirement Possibilities

September 1, 2016 • By

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Christopher Columbus might be one of the most famous explorers in America. He’s credited with discovering the New World, though Native Americans were here long before the Italian sailor. Centuries later, there are new horizons to explore and you can do it from the comfort of your home or office. With Social Security, you can […]

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Is Someone You Know Wondering “Who” FICA Is?

August 22, 2016 • By

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Social Security’s Acting Commissioner, Carolyn W. Colvin, likes to tell this amusing story. A colleague’s teenage daughter came home bursting with excitement after receiving her first paycheck. But she had one question about her earnings statement. “Well, Dad” — she asked him earnestly — “who is this FICA?”

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Social Security Programs Are As Diverse As Those We Serve

August 11, 2016 • By

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From women and children, to the elderly and disabled, Social Security has you covered. Because we value and appreciate the differences that make up our nation, our programs are as diverse as those we serve. We’re with you throughout every stage of your life, and we’re always working to provide services that meet your changing […]

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The American Dream is Alive

July 4, 2016 • By

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Now, more than ever, is a good time to reflect on diversity to build a better future, as a unified nation. Let’s celebrate our differences without forgetting our fundamental likeness. We are all Americans who believe in freedom and democracy for all. This is what the American dream is all about. Everyone deserves a comfortable […]

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Our New and Improved Same-Sex Couples Website

June 30, 2016 • By

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Social Security touches the lives of every member of the public. Our commitment is to treat all people with compassion and respect. This month, we joined the nation in celebrating LGBT Pride Month. The purpose of this commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history […]

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