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January 11, 2018
Martin Luther King Day is about celebrating the memory of a man who dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans. (Submitted photo)
Celebrating our nation's diversity
January 11, 2018 - 11:00am
January 3, 2018
Social Security has rolled out some new online features just in time for the start of 2018. (Submitted photo)
2018 is here!: Check out these new online features for 2018
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 28, 2017
Though Medicare and Medicaid may sound similar, and are both government-run health insurance programs, their users and benefits are very different. (Submitted photo)
Is it Medicare or Medicaid?
December 28, 2017 - 11:00am
December 22, 2017
A child needs a Social Security number to have a bank account, savings bonds, medical coverage, or to receive government services. The easiest way to get one is to apply as part of the birth registration process when they are born. (Submitted photo)
Social Security's gift to children is security
December 22, 2017 - 9:00am
December 15, 2017
Social Security disability benefits replace a portion of lost income when a worker becomes seriously disabled. You become eligible for Social Security benefits by working and paying FICA taxes. (Submitted photo)
Things to think about before applying for disability benefits
December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 8, 2017
If a person calls you claiming to be from Social Security and asks for your personal information, hang up immediately. You are being scammed. (Submitted photo)
Is that phone call from Social Security?
December 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 2, 2017
From your first job and throughout your career, Social Security tracks your earnings and gives you credits for the contributions you’ve made through payroll taxes. Those credits can translate into important future benefits. (Submitted photo)
Five ways Social Security protects you and your family
December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm
November 24, 2017
The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) can help you find out if you might be eligible for retirement, disability, survivors, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare benefits. (Submitted photo)
Social Security asks... how may we help you?
November 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 17, 2017
A 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age — which means Social Security disability benefits are something every working adult in the U.S. should learn about and understand. (Submitted photo)
One fact you should know about disability
November 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 11, 2017
Supporting veterans and active duty members of the military is a key part of Social Security’s mission. For those Armed Forces veterans who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to for disability benefits. (Submitted photo)
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
November 11, 2017 - 11:00am
November 4, 2017
Social Security's online retirement estimator can help you to make financial plans for your future. (Submitted photo)
Understanding the government pension offset
November 4, 2017 - 11:00am
October 13, 2017
Planning to retire outside the United States? It may be possible for you to receive Social Security benefits even while living overseas. (Submitted photo)
Retiring abroad?
October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 28, 2017
Social Security's online retirement estimator can help you to make financial plans for your future. (Submitted photo)
Social Security is there for those who served our country
September 28, 2017 - 4:34pm
April 19, 2017
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
April 19, 2017 - 2:30pm
April 17, 2017
The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. If you need a last minute replacement, it's easy to find online. (Submitted photo)
Tax Day is here! Social Security benefit statements easy to get online
April 17, 2017 - 11:07am