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Don’t Be a Scam Victim—You’re in Control

May 16, 2016 • By

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With the tax season wrapping up, scammers are out in full force. Perhaps you received a phone call demanding payment from the IRS. They may threaten you with legal action if you do not pay immediately, or say things like, “we are sending the police to arrest you.” While these calls may seem scary, it […]

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Help us Create Open Government Plan 4.0

February 18, 2016 • By

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Social Security is always looking for ways to enhance your access to our information.  We are preparing to publish our fourth Open Government Plan in June. Your input regarding ways to improve our programs and services is invaluable. Our last plan, published in 2014, reflected our commitments to transparency and outlined our efforts. In our […]

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You Know Where to Find Us (Because We Make It Easy)

January 21, 2016 • By

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For 80 years, Social Security has been there for you and your family when you need us most. And, finding us at our field offices, where you can speak with an employee face-to-face, is easier than ever!

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

January 4, 2016 • By

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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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Thankful for Access to Healthcare

November 25, 2015 • By

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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