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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 7, 2024 • By

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June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the LGBTQI+ community and also celebrate diversity, love, and respect. We recognize same-sex marriages in all states, as well as some nonmarital legal relationships (such as some civil unions and domestic partnerships). This recognition is important to determine entitlement to benefits. Here are a few things […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Celebrates 50 Years as a Lifeline 

June 4, 2024 • By

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For 50 years, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been a lifeline to millions of people with disabilities, including children, and older adults with limited income and resources.   In 1972, President Nixon signed legislation creating the federal SSI program. In January 1974, Social Security issued the first monthly SSI payments. A half century later, approximately 7.5 […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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Why It’s Important To Tell Us About Your Financial Accounts

April 11, 2024 • By

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Do you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If so, you need to tell us about any financial accounts you own, alone or jointly with someone else. You must also promptly inform us of any changes to those accounts to ensure you receive the correct payment amounts. What You Need to Tell Us You need to […]

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SSA’s Equity Action Plan 2023 Update

February 14, 2024 • By

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As the new Commissioner of Social Security, I am dedicated to ensuring equitable access to our programs and high-quality service for everyone seeking our help. In line with the Administration’s whole-of-government approach to deliver better outcomes for the American people, I’m pleased to share our Equity Action Plan 2023 Update. Our equity work supports progress […]

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Poverty Data Shows Why Social Security Matters to Women and People of Color

December 7, 2023 • By

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In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released new poverty data showing a historic increase in poverty rates in 2022 as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which takes into account the value of noncash public benefits. The surge in poverty rates reflects the expiration of pandemic relief – like stimulus payments, expanded refundable tax […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Rehabilitation Act

September 26, 2023 • By

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This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This law prohibits disability-related discrimination in programs that are run by federal agencies or receive federal funding. It also protects federal employees and contractors from discrimination. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that federal contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to […]

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How SSA.gov Helps You

July 20, 2023 • By

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve added two screening tools to our redesigned website! SSA.gov provides you with many ways to learn about our programs and do business with us online. These tools are designed to help you determine your eligibility for benefits and help you request a replacement Social Security card. Benefits Screener You […]

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Social Security Supports Rural Communities

July 13, 2023 • By

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Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. Millions count on us — retirees who worked hard their whole lives, people no longer able to work due to disability, dependents, and survivors. As a member of the Rural Partners Network, we want to continue reaching out to rural communities. We make it easy for […]

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Social Security Administration Expands Outreach and Access for Supplemental Security Income

May 25, 2023 • By

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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency has expanded its outreach to people in critical need of financial help who may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI provides monthly payments to adults age 65 and older or to other adults – and children – with a disability or blindness […]

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