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Recognizing the Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

May 4, 2023 • By

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Social Security’s programs touch the lives of nearly every American. We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing barriers to ensure people eligible for our benefits receive them. We provide income security for the diverse populations we serve, including people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Many parents and caretakers of children with […]

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Social Security Cards Are Safer at Home

March 23, 2023 • By

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Scams to steal your personal information are at an all-time high. It’s important to continue to safeguard personal documents such as your Social Security card. A Social Security card is not an identification document. In many situations, you only need to know your Social Security number (SSN). Your physical card is not necessary for most […]

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Statement by Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 9, 2023 • By

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The Budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share—all while […]

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Social Security: Learning How the System Protects Your Financial Future

March 2, 2023 • By

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During Women’s History Month, we recognize women innovators and those who have dedicated their lives to telling our stories both past and present. One important story from the last century concerns the status of women in the workforce. More and more women have entered the workforce every year, into many new professions and more prominent […]

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Social Security’s Plain Language Is “An Excellent Model to Follow”

February 16, 2023 • By

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I know how important it is that we communicate information to you—and everyone—in a clear and concise way. Our programs and policies can sometimes be complex and difficult. This is why we strive to use plain language that is easy to read, understand, and use. I am proud to say that we achieved the highest […]

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Social Security Introduces New Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships

February 13, 2023 • By

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Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi appointed Richard Litsey as the Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships, the new Social Security Administration tribal office within the Office of the Commissioner. This office serves to elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will enhance the […]

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Happy Holidays from Social Security

December 22, 2022 • By

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The holiday season brings us feelings of warmth and joy. At Social Security, we want you to know we share the same joy when it comes to serving you, whether it be in person, by telephone, or online. Our online services are available to help you do business with us in an easy, convenient, and […]

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Stay Healthy and Independent with the Senior Nutrition Program

December 12, 2022 • By

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Are you eligible for Social Security retirement benefits or already receiving them? Did you know that you can also receive healthy meals and other nutrition services through the national Senior Nutrition Program? Local meal programs in communities across the country are waiting to serve you. As we age, we have different needs, different ways we […]

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Social Security Launches Redesigned Website at SSA.gov

December 6, 2022 • By

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Starting today, visitors to SSA.gov will experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “SSA.gov is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner […]

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We Want to Provide You with Timely, High Quality, and Accurate Service

November 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security Administration (SSA) employees demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving the millions of people like you who turn to us for help each year. However, we cannot keep up with the demand for service and our annual fixed cost increases like salaries, rent, and guard services. The bottom line is that we need more funding to […]

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