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Understanding Your Social Security… Access My Social Security On The Go

Issue 45.17

Smartphones have been in our lives for over a decade and have changed the way we interact with each other. Social Security is at the forefront of technological advancements, making your online business with us easier and more secure. About a third of the visitors to SocialSecurity.gov use their smart phones […]

Understanding Your Social Security… A Calculated Retirement

Issue 44.17

Calculating when you should retire requires evaluating all sources of your retirement income. There are many factors to consider, including your personal retirement goals. With multiple factors affecting your decision, sometimes it’s difficult to see the big retirement picture. Social Security secures your today and tomorrow by offering a webpage of […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Issue 43.17

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018. Increased payments […]

Understanding Your Social Security… 13 Fearless Things To Know About Your Social Security Number

Issue 41.17

While many of us look forward to Friday, with its end-of-the-workweek designation and our weekend plans, certain cultures consider it an unlucky day. Some people, suffering from triskaidekaphobia, are truly terrified of the number 13. Combine the two factors and it’s not surprising that many believe that Friday the 13th is […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Social Security is There for Those who Served our Country

Issue 40.17

The men and women who served our country in the military can count on Social Security to be there for them throughout their lives. Active duty military members earn credits toward Social Security retirement benefits. Wounded Warriors can receive expedited handling of their claims to receive disability benefits. We also provide […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Learning The Lingo Of Social Security

Issue 39.17

Is Social Security a topic in your conversations these days? Are you familiar with the lingo used to describe Social Security benefits, or does it sound like a new vocabulary to you? Social Security employees strive to explain benefits using easy-to-understand, plain language. But if a technical term or acronym (an […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Get To Know Your Social Security

Issue 38.17

Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. We’ve been with you from day one, when your parents applied for your Social Security number, and we are with you from your first job through your retirement party and beyond. For more than 80 years, Social Security has stayed true to […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Our Online Estimates Help You Plan for Retirement and More

Issue 37.17

Social Security encourages all Americans to take steps toward ensuring their financial security. Wherever you are in life – starting your first job, beginning a family, or getting ready to retire – it’s never too late or too soon to start planning for the years ahead. We’re here to help, and […]

Important Social Security Information for People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Issue 36.17

Many Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments are scheduled for Friday, September 1. The following information covers the various delivery methods for these payments in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Payments by Paper Check Delivered by the US Postal Service Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Gulf Coast resulted […]

Understanding Your Social Security… Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Issue 35.17

We know the importance of “familia” in Hispanic culture, and we’re proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) by helping build a secure future for you, your family, and your future family. You can learn more about how Social Security helps secure today and tomorrow for millions […]