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Financial Literacy Month: A Perfect Time to Plan for Your Future

April 8, 2021 • By

April is Financial Literacy Month—a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future. You should periodically review […]

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Outreach to Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2021 • By

Last week, over 1,500 people joined me on a national conference call to learn how their organizations can help the Social Security Administration assist our most vulnerable populations during COVID-19. Participants included representatives of the non-profit community, health care organizations, private industry, Federal, State, and local government, and Congress. The response was nothing short of […]

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New Fact Sheets Added to Your Online Statement

April 1, 2021 • By

Your Social Security Statement, available on my Social Security, tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivor, and retirement benefits. We’ve added new fact sheets to accompany the online Statement. These new fact sheets provide clarity and useful information, based on your age group and earnings situation. They […]

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New Fact Sheets Added to Your Online Statement

Direct Deposit: A Fast, Convenient, and Secure Way to Receive Your Benefit Payments

February 12, 2021 • By

At Social Security and Veterans Affairs, issuing timely benefit payments is a core service we both provide. After all, we know you want your benefits on time to cover your household or medical expenses. The most secure way to get your benefits is to receive them electronically. It’s faster, safer, and more convenient than a […]

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Direct Deposit: A Fast, Convenient, and Secure Way to Receive Your Benefit Payments

Hearings with the Social Security Administration During COVID-19

January 21, 2021 • By

In March 2020, we temporarily closed all of our Social Security Hearing Offices due to the Coronavirus pandemic and are not offering in-person hearings. During the office closures, we are providing two flexible, safe, and secure hearing options: either a telephone hearing or our new option of an online video hearing. Additional information on both […]

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Hearings with the Social Security Administration During COVID-19

Our Newly Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal

June 18, 2020 • By

Today, I’m excited to announce the first of several steps we’re taking to improve your experience on our website. Our newly redesigned retirement benefits portal will help you prepare for and apply for retirement.

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Advance Designation: Choose a Representative Payee for Social Security to Consider Before You May Need One

April 3, 2020 • By

The future can be uncertain. However, Social Security’s Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need a representative payee to help manage your money. Advance Designation enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, whom you would like to serve as […]

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Why Women Need to Plan Carefully to Make the Best Retirement Decisions

March 30, 2020 • By

At the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), we are often asked why we focus on women. The answer is simple.   There are 5.8 million more women than men at age 65. Also, 67 percent of people over age 85 are female. Many individuals age 85 and over end up living in poverty […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information about Social Security Services

March 16, 2020 • By

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.

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