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Get Ready to Retire, like Sábado Gigante

September 24, 2015 • By

For 100 million viewers, it’s the end of an era. After 53 years on air, Sábado Gigante last aired on September 19. With fans in more than 40 countries around the globe, Sábado Gigante was the longest-running variety show in television history.

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How Social Security Serves Those Who Served

September 21, 2015 • By

On September 18, we observed POW/MIA Recognition Day. Social Security remembers those missing in action while defending our country. We want to take the opportunity to highlight our special benefits for wounded warriors. Social Security takes care of our wounded warriors, because we understand that the effects of military service can be profound and lasting.

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Preparation For The Future Begins In The Present

September 17, 2015 • By

Retirement is a concern for all Americans, and financial planning is one way to make sure we’re ready for it. With this in mind, Social Security is finding ways to encourage Americans to use various financial planning tools to help them plan better for their retirement.

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Fight Procrastination and Plan Your ‘Someday’ Now

September 14, 2015 • By

The check is in the mail … I am going to get better organized … I need to plan for retirement…                                                            I am going to open a personal my Social Security account … If these promises sound familiar, you aren’t alone. Most of us procrastinate from time to time, and more than 20 percent of us are […]

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Remembrances on Patriot Day

September 11, 2015 • By

The September 11 terrorist attack on the United States will always evoke a special emotion in me as an American, a New Yorker and a Social Security employee. On this day, we honor the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, in Pennsylvania and in the Pentagon. We also salute the courageous men […]

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Disability Benefits: The Numbers Tell the Story

September 8, 2015 • By

Social Security provides an economic lifeline to America’s workers through our benefit programs. We run the largest disability program in the nation. We want to make sure that everyone has a clear picture of the disability insurance program and of the people living with severe disabilities, who receive its benefits.

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Celebrating Social Security and Building on Its Proven Success

September 3, 2015 • By

Social Security has transformed the nation. Before its enactment, growing old was something to be feared.  People worked as long as they could, but when they grew old or became disabled, they invariably lost their jobs and had no choice but to move in with their children. If that was impossible, they literally went to […]

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Protecting the Legacy of Social Security for Future Generations

September 3, 2015 • By

Social Security reached a major milestone on August 14 — its 80th birthday. This moment gave all of us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the great history and importance of the program to workers and their families. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935, creating a […]

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Video Hearings at Social Security Increase Efficiency

August 31, 2015 • By

If you received a denial on your application for Social Security benefits, and appealed to an administrative law judge, you may consider conducting your hearing through our remote video service delivery (VSD). VSD allows judges to hear cases from applicants in any geographic area using video and sound equipment.  Although similar to Skype, our state-of-the-art […]

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Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina

August 27, 2015 • By

Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm more than 400 miles across and with sustained winds of 100-140 miles an hour, made landfall.  The storm devastated the coastal regions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. “We are public servants first.  No one hesitated to volunteer.  Everyone just started doing what they could […]

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