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They Comfort and Assist. Let’s Celebrate Them

August 17, 2015 • By

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The word “friend” conjures images of laughter and warmth. Friends stand by each other through good and bad times. They’re supportive, encouraging, and they come in all shapes and sizes — and sometimes with a wet nose and fur. Social Security celebrates four-legged helpers who aren’t only friends, but family and heroes: assistance dogs.

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Faith-Based Leaders Support Social Security

August 14, 2015 • By

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In the depths of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and Congress established Social Security, a program that has lifted millions of people out of poverty. Three years prior to its adoption, the Federal Council of Churches called for passage of social security legislation.

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Why I Serve

August 13, 2015 • By

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On the eve of Social Security’s 80th anniversary, we want to share a personal moment with you.

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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.

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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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Check Out Our Home Page Redesign!

July 16, 2015 • By

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This week, we unveiled our newly redesigned home page. Changes in technology allow web developers to make websites more user-friendly, to adapt to the needs of customers navigating through the pages.

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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.

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