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Are You Age 70 or Older and Not Yet Getting Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

July 6, 2023 • By

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Retirement is not one-size-fits-all. It can mean different things to different people. Perhaps you have not applied for Social Security retirement benefits because you’re still working or are delaying applying so you can get the higher benefit. If you’re age 70 or older, you should apply now for the benefits you’re owed. Your benefits will […]

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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 22, 2023 • By

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Every June, we commemorate Pride Month by honoring the LGBTQI+ community and celebrating diversity, love, and equality. Pride Month is also a perfect time to learn more about LGBTQI+ rights. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. The Obergefell decision […]

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Caring for Our Nation’s Veterans

May 9, 2023 • By

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Every May, we celebrate Military Caregivers Month. As our population continues to age, more people – including veterans – will need care. Caregivers are the backbone of long-term care – and being a caregiver is demanding. It can also be incredibly rewarding. Many caregivers cherish the opportunity to support their loved ones. As Dr. Jennifer […]

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Recognizing the Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

May 4, 2023 • By

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Social Security’s programs touch the lives of nearly every American. We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing barriers to ensure people eligible for our benefits receive them. We provide income security for the diverse populations we serve, including people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Many parents and caretakers of children with […]

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Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

April 20, 2023 • By

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Social Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to: Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Check if the person you are helping qualifies for SSI – and also apply – […]

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Understanding the Need for a Representative Payee

December 29, 2022 • By

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You may know someone who gets a monthly Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income payment and who also needs help managing their money. If someone you know needs help, we can appoint a person or an organization to act as a “representative payee” responsible for receiving and managing a person’s benefits. When we assign […]

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Stay Healthy and Independent with the Senior Nutrition Program

December 12, 2022 • By

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Are you eligible for Social Security retirement benefits or already receiving them? Did you know that you can also receive healthy meals and other nutrition services through the national Senior Nutrition Program? Local meal programs in communities across the country are waiting to serve you. As we age, we have different needs, different ways we […]

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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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