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No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016

October 15, 2015 • By

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

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

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

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

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

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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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 my SocialSecurity 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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