social security

Why Women Need to Plan Carefully to Make the Best Retirement Decisions

March 30, 2020 • By

At the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), we are often asked why we focus on women. The answer is simple.   There are 5.8 million more women than men at age 65. Also, 67 percent of people over age 85 are female. Many individuals age 85 and over end up living in poverty […]

Continue reading "Why Women Need to Plan Carefully to Make the Best Retirement Decisions" →


Tags: , ,

A photo of Cindy Hounsell

A COVID-19 Update from Our Commissioner

March 19, 2020 • By

I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be […]

Continue reading "A COVID-19 Update from Our Commissioner" →


Tags: ,

A photo of Saul Andrew

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information about Social Security Services

March 16, 2020 • By

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.

Continue reading "Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information about Social Security Services" →


Tags: , ,

In image of the COVID-19 particle

Social Security is Taking Action to Prevent Scam Calls

March 6, 2020 • By

Social Security phone scams are the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission.  Callers claim that you have a problem with your Social Security number or benefits and demand immediate payment from you to avoid arrest or other legal action.

Continue reading "Social Security is Taking Action to Prevent Scam Calls" →


Tags: , , ,

An older woman talking on a telephone

Inspector General Warns Public about Widespread Social Security Scam Texts

March 4, 2020 • By

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning of a new tactic by government imposters to reach — and victimize — Americans by phone. We have received reports of text messages on cell phones that appear to come from Social Security. The texts warn about a Social Security number problem. They ask […]

Continue reading "Inspector General Warns Public about Widespread Social Security Scam Texts" →


Tags: ,

An older woman talking on a telephone

Will Remarrying Affect My Social Security Benefits?

September 5, 2017 • By

Whether it’s a morning ceremony or an evening gala, excitement’s in the air. You’re getting remarried! Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey and we are here to help you on any Social Security related questions, after your special day! If you’re getting remarried, you may have some questions about changing the name on […]

Continue reading "Will Remarrying Affect My Social Security Benefits?" →


Tags: , , , , , ,

An elderly couple's wedding photo on a beach

The Importance of Social Security Survivors Benefits

May 31, 2017 • By

Most people don’t like to think about death. We plan for life, for that day when we retire, for the places we’ll go and the things that we’ll do then. Unfortunately, death is a part of life we must prepare for. The death of a worker is devastating for the entire family, not only emotionally, […]

Continue reading "The Importance of Social Security Survivors Benefits" →


Tags: , , , , , , ,

elderly woman drinking coffee

Securing Today and Tomorrow for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May 18, 2017 • By

Social Security is proud to be your friend for life. Our agency touches the life of nearly every American, no matter where they are on their journey. We are there for you and your family through births, first jobs, marriages, and when you’re ready to sail into retirement. We are proud to serve people of […]

Continue reading "Securing Today and Tomorrow for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders" →


Tags: ,

A little girl with family

What Every Woman Should Know About Social Security

April 14, 2017 • By

Retirement planning is especially challenging for women. We tend to live longer, and it’s not uncommon to have “off-ramped” from work at some point(s) to raise kids or care for a loved one. And because this affects lifetime earnings, it may also affect your eventual Social Security benefit. Don’t get me started on the gender […]

Continue reading "What Every Woman Should Know About Social Security" →


Tags: , , ,

A photo of Suze Orman

Inspector General Updates Public About OIG Impersonation Scheme

March 31, 2017 • By

Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.  Since alerting the public in early March about suspicious calls from people posing as Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigators, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the OIG have received additional reports […]

Continue reading "Inspector General Updates Public About OIG Impersonation Scheme" →


Tags: , , , , , ,

An elderly woman on cell phone
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 9 Next »