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On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online When Traveling

May 30, 2024 • By

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Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Through our online services, you can:   Find out if you qualify for […]

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Social Security Publishes Native Language Action Plan to Improve Access to Our Programs and Services

April 30, 2024 • By

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We have published our first Native Language Action Plan to improve access to our programs and services. Our focus is on increasing our support to people who primarily communicate in native languages. In our new Tribal Consultation and Call to Action Plan, we outline our commitment to engage in consultation and outreach in American Indian […]

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SSA Talks: Commissioner O’Malley’s Top Priorities

April 18, 2024 • By

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Commissioner Martin O’Malley joined SSA Talks to discuss his top priorities. Since being sworn in on December 20, 2023, Commissioner O’Malley has been focused on the most pressing issues facing the agency and three top priorities: 1) Reduce call wait times, 2) Issue faster disability decisions, 3) Resolve inequities in overpayments and underpayments. In this 18-minute […]

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Need a New or Replacement Social Security Card? We’re Making it Easier!

March 19, 2024 • By

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Do you need a new or replacement Social Security card? Well, you’ve come to the right place! You may be able to complete, or at least start, your application on our website – and, if necessary, can even use our online scheduling tool to schedule an appointment at a local office. Get Started You can […]

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Social Security’s Top 5 Scam Awareness Articles

March 15, 2024 • By

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Did you join us for Slam the Scam Day earlier this month?  If so, you know how important it is to raise awareness about scams. That’s why we want you to have all the information you need to protect yourself. Check out our top 5 scam awareness articles below: We work with our Office of […]

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Social Security and OIG Hold 5th Annual National Slam the Scam Day

March 7, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are partnering once again to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during their fifth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 7. “As public servants, we must use every tool at our disposal to raise awareness and protect the American people […]

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How to Spot an Imposter Social Security Social Media Account

February 29, 2024 • By

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Do you know how to spot fake Social Security social media accounts? The tips below will help you protect yourself and your family. How fraudsters create imposter accounts Fraudsters create imposter social media pages and accounts using Social Security-related images and jargon, making them appear as if they’re associated with or endorsed by us. They […]

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How We Serve People Who Have Limited English Proficiency

January 4, 2024 • By

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We have resources in many languages to help people with limited English proficiency (LEP). By addressing language and other barriers, we can help more people access Social Security programs, services, and benefits. Our free interpreter services are available to people who prefer to conduct business in a language other than English. We offer interpreters in […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to Combat Scams

December 28, 2023 • By

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Next year, resolve to protect yourself from scams that can damage your finances and reputation. Ring in 2024 with some smart resolutions to protect your personal information! Stay informed of the latest scam trends Fraudsters continue to change their tactics. Stay informed by: Following reliable news sources. Subscribing to scam alert newsletters. Staying connected with […]

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How Providing Race and Ethnicity Data Helps All Customers

November 30, 2023 • By

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We are continuously working to improve our understanding of how our programs are serving the public. This work includes collection of race and ethnicity data for research and statistical purposes which helps us determine whether we are equitably serving the public. The information applicants and customers provide is voluntary and does not affect decisions on […]

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