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New Year’s Resolution: Get a my Social Security Account

January 4, 2016 • By

The holidays are over, and a new year is upon us. Now that you have no more holiday parties to attend or gifts to buy, you’re probably kicking off the New Year with your resolutions to improve your life. With a healthy, new you in mind, you got a shiny new gym membership and revamped […]

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Make Your Future a Good One with the Retirement Estimator

December 7, 2015 • By

If the alternate 2015 of the Back to the Future film series were accurate, we’d be easing along on hover boards, navigating skyways in flying cars, and enjoying the luxuries of self-lacing sneakers and self-fitting jackets. In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years […]

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Thankful for Access to Healthcare

November 25, 2015 • By

Thanksgiving is the time we reflect on what we’re thankful for. As it happens, this is also open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Embracing the spirit of both events, I’m thankful for access to quality, affordable healthcare and for my son’s health.

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Social Security Helps Children Struck by Cancer and Other Illnesses

November 23, 2015 • By

About 13,000 children receive cancer diagnoses each year. And, while every case isn’t fatal, about a quarter of children diagnosed with cancer won’t survive. Those who do survive may suffer with the disease for many years. While Social Security can’t help with a cure, we can offer financial support to children with cancer or any […]

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Honoring and Supporting Caregivers in the Month of November

November 19, 2015 • By

I was supporting a friend — just doing my thing and someone told me I was a “C-A-R-E-G-I-V-E-R”.  So I was a caregiver this whole time without even realizing it and, on top of that, without realizing the challenges that people deal with when they’re really sick. Now, I’m ready to do something about this […]

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Five Things You Can Do Online with Social Security

November 16, 2015 • By

You want to enjoy the fall weather, and Social Security’s online services free up your time to lounge in a hammock in your backyard or take your dog on a long walk. You can safely and conveniently conduct most of your business with us anytime, anywhere. There’s no need to visit a local Social Security office.

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myRA, U.S. Treasury’s New Retirement Savings Option

November 5, 2015 • By

The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. Over thirty percent of all American households have no retirement savings. myRA provides a way to start saving for retirement.

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You Can Help Shape Our Disability Policy

November 2, 2015 • By

Social Security needs your help. We are asking for responses to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on how we should modernize our vocational rules, which we first published in 1978. These are the rules our disability decision makers use to decide whether an adult with a severe disabling condition can do any job in […]

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Don’t be Spooked about Retiring Online

October 29, 2015 • By

Vile vampires and wicked witches are some of the classic scary monsters that haunted us as children. As adults, some of the scariest parts of our day might be all the stresses that come with everyday life. Medical appointments, car maintenance, and running errands — it can be overwhelming enough to make us want to scream.

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Hit a Grand Slam by Retiring Online

October 26, 2015 • By

You feel a special kind of excitement when your team is playing in the World Series and you watch your star hitter step to the plate at the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded.

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