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Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

April 20, 2023 • By

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Social Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to: Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Check if the person you are helping qualifies for SSI – and also apply – […]

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Black History Month and Social Security

February 9, 2023 • By

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February is National Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” focuses on Black Americans’ efforts to advocate for dignified, self-determined lives within our democratic society, while bringing attention to their achievements. Social Security is here to help you live freely and with dignity. Our retirement, survivors, and disability programs help millions plan for their […]

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Understanding the Need for a Representative Payee

December 29, 2022 • By

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You may know someone who gets a monthly Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income payment and who also needs help managing their money. If someone you know needs help, we can appoint a person or an organization to act as a “representative payee” responsible for receiving and managing a person’s benefits. When we assign […]

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Getting Two SSI Payments in One Month

December 8, 2022 • By

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For most months in the year, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients get their SSI payment on the first day of the month. But when the first day of the month falls on the weekend or a Federal holiday, you receive your SSI payment on the last business day before the first day of the month. […]

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Social Security Launches Redesigned Website at SSA.gov

December 6, 2022 • By

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Starting today, visitors to SSA.gov will experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “SSA.gov is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner […]

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SSI: 50 Years of Financial Security

October 31, 2022 • By

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We’re celebrating 50 years of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. President Nixon signed the SSI program into law on October 30, 1972. Two years later, in January 1974, the agency began paying SSI benefits to people who meet the eligibility requirements. SSI recipients have limited income and resources, and this monthly payment helps meet […]

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How We Serve the Hispanic Community

September 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish. Our Spanish-language website provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more. You […]

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SSA is Dedicated to Helping the People We Serve

September 12, 2022 • By

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There are few, if any, federal agencies that positively impact the lives of the American people to the extent that the Social Security Administration (SSA) does. Millions count on SSA—retirees who worked hard their whole lives, people who are no longer able to work due to disability, and many more. SSA’s programs touch the lives […]

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Why It’s Important to Report Life Changes to Us

July 28, 2022 • By

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Did you know that certain life changes can affect your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments? Sometimes your circumstances may change after you apply for or begin to receive SSI. When that happens, it’s important for you to tell us about these changes. This will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you’re eligible. Types […]

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How Social Security and Sharsheret Help Women With Cancer

June 21, 2022 • By

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A cancer diagnosis can be scary and life changing. It often comes with decisions, uncertainties, and a lot of new information that can be confusing. Sharsheret helps women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Through personalized support and educational outreach, our programs are designed to support you […]

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