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Guard Your Card: Protect What’s Important to You

November 18, 2021 • By

We encourage you not to carry your Social Security card with you every day. The best way to “Guard Your Card” is to keep it in a safe place and share it only when required, which is rare. In fact, in most cases, just knowing the Social Security number should be enough. In 49 states […]

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You and Your Family May Be Eligible for Increased Benefits

September 9, 2021 • By

We know your circumstances may change after you apply—or become eligible—for benefits. If you, or a family member, receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain life changes could entitle you to an increase in your benefit amount. As part of our Potential Entitlement initiative, we want to help you identify where you might […]

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How to Change Your Second Factor Authentication for Your Personal my Social Security Account

September 2, 2021 • By

This is part three of our three-part blog series, “my Social Security 101.” Miss the first two blogs? You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. Did you recently get a new cell phone number or email address? If you did, you will need to update your personal my Social Security account to reflect […]

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Check the Status of Your Social Security Benefits Claim Online

July 15, 2021 • By

If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one to see the following information about your claim: Date of filing. Current claim location. Scheduled hearing […]

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Are You Having Difficulties Accessing Your Personal my Social Security Account?

July 1, 2021 • By

This is part two of our three-part blog series, “my Social Security 101.” Did you miss the first blog? Please be sure to check it out. We understand how frustrating it can be when you can’t remember your username or password, or perhaps the answers to your security questions. Fortunately, we have some tips for […]

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my Social Security 101: When You Need Additional Help With Your Account

May 20, 2021 • By

Sometimes we need help with or have questions about our online accounts. For your convenience, we want to share some frequently asked questions you may find helpful with your personal my Social Security account needs. What if I forgot my username or password? It happens to all of us on occasion. We can’t remember our username […]

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What to Do If You’re Missing Economic Impact Payments

May 4, 2021 • By

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If you, your eligible spouse, or eligible dependent did not receive their EIP – or full amount of the EIP – for […]

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Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

May 3, 2021 • By

Since 1985, we have celebrated Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) during the first week in May to highlight the significant contributions by employees throughout government. I have joined 63 federal agencies as a co-chair to this year’s PSRW letter. Please know that we are here to serve you and join me in thanking our dedicated […]

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Commissioner Saul Communicates to Congress about the State of Social Security Services

April 26, 2021 • By

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, wrote to key members of Congress to raise awareness of the resources Social Security needs to recover from the ongoing pandemic and improve service. “Since becoming Commissioner, I have focused our actions and our resources on efforts to improve the service we provide to the millions of people who […]

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Commissioner Statement on Economic Impact Payments

March 25, 2021 • By

I want to provide an important update about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) processing of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. At each turn over the last 12 months, immediate delivery of EIPs has been, and remains, a top priority for this agency. SSA’s public service mission is squarely focused […]

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