Social Security benefits

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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Disability Benefits: Protection against the Unexpected

August 29, 2016 • By

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Disability is unpredictable and can happen to any person, at any age. Millions of Americans live with disabilities that are the result of a sudden traumatic event or onset of a serious medical condition.

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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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Social Security Benefits U.S. Citizens Outside the United States

August 8, 2016 • By

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Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children.

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Save Our Cities

August 4, 2016 • By

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Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. We’re the only federal agency that touches every aspect of your life from birth through retirement to death and beyond, helping to care for your surviving family. Part of this commitment is our active participation and presence in our communities.

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So You’ve Lost Your Social Security Card

July 25, 2016 • By

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Losing important documents is frustrating, especially something as important as your Social Security card. You’ll want to consider whether you really need to get a replacement card. Knowing your number is what’s important, after all. You’ll rarely need the card itself — perhaps only when you get a new job and have to show it […]

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Lend a Helping Hand and You Can Make a Difference

July 21, 2016 • By

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Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you live in a warm, safe place; the next moment you can find yourself without a roof over your head. Who do you turn to? Where can you go?

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You Know What I Mean

July 14, 2016 • By

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We want our friends, family, and even business partners to know exactly what we’re saying when we say it. As a government agency that takes pride in serving our customers, we want you to understand our answers to your questions the first time, too.

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Your Social Security Statement is now at your fingertips

July 7, 2016 • By

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Have you ever received a Social Security Statement in the mail? You know, the one that shows all the earnings you’ve had each year and how much you could receive per month in Social Security benefits when you retire? The Statement contains crucial information workers need to plan for a comfortable retirement. Now, thanks to […]

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