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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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Sickle Cell Disease and Social Security

September 15, 2022 • By

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Did you know that September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a lifelong battle with pain and multiple medical complications that often result in shortened lifespans. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – and its member organizations – raise awareness to help find better treatments and a universal cure. SCD […]

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Expand Your Social Security Knowledge With These Four Terms

August 25, 2022 • By

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We strive to explain your benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to communicate information clearly in a way “the public can understand and use.” This can be particularly challenging when talking about complicated programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare. Take a moment to learn […]

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Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LGBTQ+, and More

August 11, 2022 • By

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We have provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. Veterans We proudly serve wounded […]

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Social Security Supports Teachers Online

July 7, 2022 • By

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The past two years have been difficult for everyone, including educators and students. Our nation’s teachers have adapted and provided for their students in so many ways. We continue to honor all educators who prepare our children for the future. We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful and positive influence on their students. […]

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Survivors Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

June 14, 2022 • By

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During Pride Month and throughout the year, we acknowledge and honor the contributions made by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) community. Pride Month is a special time to share how Social Security benefits same-sex couples and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Were you in a same-sex relationship with a partner who […]

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A New – and Faster – Way to Request a Social Security Card

June 3, 2022 • By

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Do you need to apply for an original or replacement Social Security Number card? We now have a new – and faster – way for you to start online. When you go to our Social Security Number and Card webpage, we now ask you a series of questions to determine whether you can:   Complete […]

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Celebrating Older Americans Month

May 31, 2022 • By

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Every May, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the national observance of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age My Way” – with a focus on how older adults can plan to live independently for as long as possible. At USAging, this is our theme all year long! Our members lead local […]

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Public Service Recognition Week: Honoring Those Serving Our Nation

May 2, 2022 • By

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This year we celebrate 37 years of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to honor the dedicated people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. I have joined 73 other federal officials as a co-chair to this year’s PSRW letter. Please know that we are committed to helping you. Watch this […]

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Building a Better SSA.gov

April 18, 2022 • By

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We are excited to share a preview of our new website coming this year. SSA.gov is one of our most important tools for providing service. You told us we need to make it simpler and easier to use. So, we created a new design. It was shaped by information we gathered from customer interviews. We […]

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