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SSI: 50 Years of Financial Security

October 31, 2022 • By

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We’re celebrating 50 years of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. President Nixon signed the SSI program into law on October 30, 1972. Two years later, in January 1974, the agency began paying SSI benefits to people who meet the eligibility requirements. SSI recipients have limited income and resources, and this monthly payment helps meet […]

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Social Security Implements Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

October 20, 2022 • By

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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that we now offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We implemented this policy change and the new option is now available. “The Social Security Administration’s Equity Action Plan includes a commitment to decrease administrative burdens and ensure people […]

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How We Serve the Hispanic Community

September 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish. Our Spanish-language website provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more. You […]

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Sickle Cell Disease and Social Security

September 15, 2022 • By

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Did you know that September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a lifelong battle with pain and multiple medical complications that often result in shortened lifespans. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – and its member organizations – raise awareness to help find better treatments and a universal cure. SCD […]

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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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Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LGBTQ+, and More

August 11, 2022 • By

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We have provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. Veterans We proudly serve wounded […]

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Social Security Supports Teachers Online

July 7, 2022 • By

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The past two years have been difficult for everyone, including educators and students. Our nation’s teachers have adapted and provided for their students in so many ways. We continue to honor all educators who prepare our children for the future. We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful and positive influence on their students. […]

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Celebrate Your Independence with Social Security

June 30, 2022 • By

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Every July, we take pride in celebrating our nation’s independence. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and our benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement shows the benefits that […]

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How Social Security and Sharsheret Help Women With Cancer

June 21, 2022 • By

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A cancer diagnosis can be scary and life changing. It often comes with decisions, uncertainties, and a lot of new information that can be confusing. Sharsheret helps women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Through personalized support and educational outreach, our programs are designed to support you […]

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Survivors Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

June 14, 2022 • By

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During Pride Month and throughout the year, we acknowledge and honor the contributions made by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) community. Pride Month is a special time to share how Social Security benefits same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Were you in a same-sex relationship with a partner who […]

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