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Beware of Scams During this Holiday Season

December 22, 2020 • By

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We continue to receive reports about scam phone calls and emails from people claiming to be Social Security employees. Don’t fall for it. Those calls and emails are from scammers trying to trick you into providing personal information or money, and often threaten their victims with arrest. This holiday season, we ask that you remain […]

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85 Years Serving the American People

August 14, 2020 • By

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We take pride in having provided vital benefits and services to this great nation for 85 years.  America has a diverse population with a variety of needs. With our diverse population in mind, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. These pages are […]

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Our Newly Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal

June 18, 2020 • By

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Today, I’m excited to announce the first of several steps we’re taking to improve your experience on our website. Our newly redesigned retirement benefits portal will help you prepare for and apply for retirement.

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Economic Impact Payments for People with a Rep Payee, and People Living in U.S. Territories

May 14, 2020 • By

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Social Security issued an update today about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their Economic Impact Payments from the IRS in late May.

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New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 10, 2020 • By

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“The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.  However, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration—specifically those who have dependent children under the age […]

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Commissioner of Social Security Shares Update about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries

April 3, 2020 • By

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“I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The […]

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

March 30, 2020 • By

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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 […]

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A COVID-19 Update from Our Commissioner

March 19, 2020 • By

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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 […]

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

March 16, 2020 • By

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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.

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Social Security is Taking Action to Prevent Scam Calls

March 6, 2020 • By

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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.

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