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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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A Galaxy at Your Fingertips, Not Far Far Away

June 27, 2016 • By

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This past winter, Americans of all generations awakened to the newest film in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many readers probably remember seeing the first Star Wars film in theaters in 1977. The advanced technology used by the Jedi and Sith in a galaxy far, far away seemed light years away. […]

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With Social Security Online Services, You Don’t Need to Stretch the Day

June 20, 2016 • By

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It’s the summer solstice, longest day of the year. You have more time to accomplish all the things on your to-do list. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same for the days to follow. With busy schedules and constant multi-tasking, it seems like everyone is juggling the multiple chores and obligations of everyday life. That’s why […]

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Reporting Changes is Your Responsibility

December 10, 2015 • By

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 If you receive benefits from Social Security, you have a legal obligation to report changes, which could affect your eligibility for disability, retirement, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. You must report any changes that may affect your benefits immediately, and no later than 10 days after the end of the month in which the […]

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Helping America Plan for Retirement

November 9, 2015 • By

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One of Social Security’s top priorities is helping you prepare for retirement. Planning your retirement early can help ensure secure and comfortable post-retirement years — yet few Americans do it. Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with mixed success.

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