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Social Security’s Top Five Blog Posts

January 4, 2018 • By

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This blog is a go-to source for Social Security news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone, even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of our most popular posts […]

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Will Remarrying Affect My Social Security Benefits?

September 5, 2017 • By

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Whether it’s a morning ceremony or an evening gala, excitement’s in the air. You’re getting remarried! Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey and we are here to help you on any Social Security related questions, after your special day! If you’re getting remarried, you may have some questions about changing the name on […]

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Have a Taste of our Many Online Services

July 10, 2017 • By

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July is National Ice Cream Month. Can everyone say yum? No matter your favorite flavor, ice cream brings a smile to almost everyone’s face. It’s synonymous with summer and laughter. The sound of an ice cream truck’s instrumental jingle still makes me want to run out of the house and chase it to buy a […]

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Celebrating Those Who Invest in Our Success

May 2, 2017 • By

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Education is the way to forge a better future. The things we learn today can mold the way we’ll live tomorrow. This is something Social Security takes seriously. We know the work you do today will shape the benefits you’ll receive later on. During May 1-5, we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to […]

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California Drivers Can Now Replace Their Social Security Card Online

April 24, 2017 • By

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Replacing your lost or misplaced Social Security card doesn’t have to be a chore. Our online application makes getting a replacement card super easy. No sitting in traffic, a local office, or a Card Center.

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Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

December 29, 2016 • By

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This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we […]

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Thankful for Services that Touch America

November 24, 2016 • By

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful for the blessings we’ve had through the year. Here are six of the services we, at Social Security, are most thankful for:

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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

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You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to for more information.

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Between Festivities, Visit My Social Security

November 17, 2016 • By

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The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it family gatherings and familiar traditions. As you bustle about from place to place, sharing turkey dinners and catching up with loved ones, there’s one errand you can avoid — a visit to the Social Security office. Why take time out of your busy holiday schedule to […]

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Our Top Ten Blogs

November 3, 2016 • By

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Social Security is always looking for ways to improve how we communicate with you. It’s been a year-and-a-half since we joined the blogosphere, and we couldn’t be happier! This blog is exactly what we envisioned, an honest conversation with you about our programs, the topics that matter to you, and how our agency can better […]

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