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Check Out These my Social Security Features in the New Year

December 28, 2017 • By

2018 is almost here! It’ll be a New Year. There’s no better time to tell you about the features we have in my Social Security . They not only save you time, but also put you in control of your retirement future. There are a growing number of states (and the District of Columbia) where, […]

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Get to Know Your Social Security

December 14, 2017 • By

Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. We’ve been with you from day one, when your parents applied for your Social Security number, and we are with you from your first job through your retirement party and beyond. For more than 80 years, Social Security has stayed true to its mission of providing […]

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10 Handy Ways to Use Social Security Online

December 7, 2017 • By

There are many easy ways to use our website. Here are some common and not-so common uses: Apply for Social Security benefits online, of course! This is the fastest, most convenient way to apply for retirement, spouses, disability, or Medicare benefits, without visiting a local office or calling to speak to a representative.

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Three Things You Need to Know about Seasonal Work and Social Security

December 4, 2017 • By

Right after Halloween, stores and businesses begin advertising that they’re looking for seasonal workers. It’s a good way to make extra income during the busy holiday season. We know you may have some questions about seasonal work and how it affects your work record. Social Security is here to answer your top three questions about […]

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How You Can Grow Your Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age

November 30, 2017 • By

For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re willing and able, maintaining gainful employment later in life could go a long way […]

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Reflecting during Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 • By

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives. At Social Security, we are most thankful because we’re able to provide you with services, benefits, tools, and information to help you throughout life’s journey.

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Learning the Lingo of Social Security

November 2, 2017 • By

Is Social Security a topic in your conversations these days? Are you familiar with the lingo used to describe Social Security benefits, or does it sound like a new vocabulary to you? Social Security employees strive to explain benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. But if a technical term or acronym (an abbreviation of the first […]

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Improve Your Retirement with a my Social Security Account

October 23, 2017 • By

September was National Self-Improvement Month, but it’s always a good time to focus on your health and wellness. While you do that, make sure your retirement is healthy, too, by opening a secure, personal my Social Security account.

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New Wage Reporting Application

October 18, 2017 • By

On September 23, 2017, we released a new wage reporting application behind the my Social Security portal. Now, people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees can report wages securely online. It’s faster and easier than ever before for SSDI beneficiaries and their representative payees to report wages; they can avoid visiting […]

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Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2018

October 13, 2017 • By

When we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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