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Social Security Helps Children Struck by Cancer and Other Illnesses

November 23, 2015 • By

About 13,000 children receive cancer diagnoses each year. And, while every case isn’t fatal, about a quarter of children diagnosed with cancer won’t survive. Those who do survive may suffer with the disease for many years. While Social Security can’t help with a cure, we can offer financial support to children with cancer or any […]

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Honoring and Supporting Caregivers in the Month of November

November 19, 2015 • By

I was supporting a friend — just doing my thing and someone told me I was a “C-A-R-E-G-I-V-E-R”.  So I was a caregiver this whole time without even realizing it and, on top of that, without realizing the challenges that people deal with when they’re really sick. Now, I’m ready to do something about this […]

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Five Things You Can Do Online with Social Security

November 16, 2015 • By

You want to enjoy the fall weather, and Social Security’s online services free up your time to lounge in a hammock in your backyard or take your dog on a long walk. You can safely and conveniently conduct most of your business with us anytime, anywhere. There’s no need to visit a local Social Security office.

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Helping America Plan for Retirement

November 9, 2015 • By

One of Social Security’s top priorities is helping you prepare for retirement. Planning your retirement early can help ensure secure and comfortable post-retirement years — yet few Americans do it. Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with mixed success.

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myRA, U.S. Treasury’s New Retirement Savings Option

November 5, 2015 • By

The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. Over thirty percent of all American households have no retirement savings. myRA provides a way to start saving for retirement.

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You Can Help Shape Our Disability Policy

November 2, 2015 • By

Social Security needs your help. We are asking for responses to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on how we should modernize our vocational rules, which we first published in 1978. These are the rules our disability decision makers use to decide whether an adult with a severe disabling condition can do any job in […]

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Don’t be Spooked about Retiring Online

October 29, 2015 • By

Vile vampires and wicked witches are some of the classic scary monsters that haunted us as children. As adults, some of the scariest parts of our day might be all the stresses that come with everyday life. Medical appointments, car maintenance, and running errands — it can be overwhelming enough to make us want to scream.

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Hit a Grand Slam by Retiring Online

October 26, 2015 • By

You feel a special kind of excitement when your team is playing in the World Series and you watch your star hitter step to the plate at the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded.

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Retiring Online is the Cat’s Meow

October 22, 2015 • By

Cats rarely trip or fall, and when they jump, they always land on all four legs. We’ve always suspected that cats are smart, too. Now, we have proof! In our public service announcements website, Social Security features a series of four videos with felines doing what they do best – showing us how to get […]

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How I Navigated the Social Security Disability Process

October 19, 2015 • By

I’m on Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Okay I said it, and, I’m also very thankful for it. I might sound somewhat perplexed, because it’s all new to me and isn’t what I had expected to deal with in life. Yet, I am realistic and understand that “things happen” to all people.

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