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Don’t be Spooked about Retiring Online

October 29, 2015 • By

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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

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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

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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

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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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No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016

October 15, 2015 • By

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Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is an increase in the benefit amount people receive each month. By law, the monthly Social Security and SSI federal benefit rate increases when there is a rise in the cost of living. The government measures changes in the cost of living through the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price […]

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This Fall, Fall Into an Online Account with my Social Security

October 13, 2015 • By

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As the sounds of summer quiet down, and the air turns cooler, you’ll want to check out your favorite football team, check your furnace settings, and check your earnings in your Social Security Statement online.

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If You Have a Disability, Social Security Can Help

October 8, 2015 • By

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October is Disability Awareness Month. For Social Security, disability is always at the forefront of our conversations. We hear stories daily about Americans living with disabling conditions who need help from the system they contributed to during their working life. Their stories make us proud of the work we do.

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We Observe Customer Service Week All Year

October 5, 2015 • By

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During Customer Service Week–10/4-10/9–we have the wonderful opportunity to highlight a top priority for us at the Social Security Administration. From our humble beginnings in 1935 when Franklin Roosevelt signed the original Social Security Act into law, customer service has been a part of our DNA. As much as Social Security has been a part […]

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Sukkot: A Time to Reflect on the Gifts that Many Do Not Have

October 1, 2015 • By

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This fall marks a special time for the Jewish people, and one of my own family’s favorite holidays of the year. At the end of September through the first week in October, Jewish communities around the world will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, commemorating the forty years our ancestors wandered the desert without a home […]

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Social Security Servicios for the Hispanic Community

September 28, 2015 • By

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Hola! September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Social Security is proud to offer many of our services in Spanish. We invite you to look at our Spanish website www.segurosocial.gov.

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