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Celebrating the Past and Building the Future

August 10, 2015 • By

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Social Security turns 80 this week. That’s right; we’re the new octogenarian in town! We began celebrating last month. On July 23, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W. Colvin, hosted a 90-minute commemorative event on Capitol Hill, to highlight our agency’s history and to illuminate our way forward. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland […]

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Single Working Women’s Week

August 3, 2015 • By

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We have a longstanding commitment to meeting the distinct needs of the single, working woman. By better understanding your benefits as a single woman, you can capture more Social Security income over your lifetime, and we want to show you how. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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Trust Fund Reserve Gains One Year for Projected Depletion Date

July 23, 2015 • By

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By now, you’ve probably heard that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.  In case you didn’t know, this year is also the 75th anniversary of the payment of the first monthly benefits. And, today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released the 75th annual report to Congress […]

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Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

July 9, 2015 • By

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On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. […]

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Social Security Proudly Serves Our Hispanic Customers

July 6, 2015 • By

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This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is celebrating their annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. LULAC is an organization dedicated to the economic, educational, civic, and political advancement of Hispanics in the United States. This year, the convention focuses on the FAMILIA: The Building Blocks for Our Society. Through workshops […]

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Social Security is Turning 80 and Has Never Been Better!

June 29, 2015 • By

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The Social Security program is turning 80 years old this year, but age has only made us stronger, wiser, and more agile! We are pleased that, through the years, we continue to provide our best customer service to you, the American public, by innovating with the latest technology. Did you find this Information helpful? Yes […]

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A Teachable Moment about Social Security Benefits

June 25, 2015 • By

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It appears we have a knowledge gap among younger workers when it comes to Social Security. Recent analysis from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows a quarter of younger workers believe that Social Security will not be part of their income in retirement. This compares with 13% of those over 45 who believe the […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

June 22, 2015 • By

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We know that you love your tablet and all the ways you can use it. Besides catching up with emails, chatting with your friends, or updating your social media accounts, it’s also easy to use your tablet to visit our website to learn more about our many online services. The convenience of doing business online, […]

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In Times Like These, Every Cent Counts

June 20, 2015 • By

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In the good old days… If, as a child, you asked your grandparents for 50 cents to go to the store to buy ice cream, they might have taken you on a journey down memory lane before giving you the money for your treat. Apparently, in the “good old days,” 50 cents bought you a […]

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Social Security Takes Fraud Seriously

June 15, 2015 • By

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One out of five Americans receives benefits from Social Security, including elderly retirees, people with severe illnesses, and widows and children of deceased wage earners. With so many of our country’s most vulnerable citizens depending on us, we take our responsibility of providing them with a measure of financial security seriously. Did you find this […]

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