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My Social Security simplifies your life

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Social Security honors veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nation’s independence.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Different benefits for a family's different situations

National Family Month takes place each year from Mother’s Day in May to Father’s Day in June, and coincides with the end of the school year when families are able to spend even more time together. It is the perfect time to spend more time focusing on each member of your family.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Faster benefit decisions for veterans

On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits for veterans with disabilities: a new expedited disability process.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Dust off your financial plan

Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring-cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off—that long-term financial plan.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Little changes make a big difference

A new year is a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, secure your finances for retirement, devote more time to charity or go on a vacation you’ve always dreamed about, cha…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Social Security benefits for spouses explained

If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse (including a same-sex spouse) may be entitled to Social Security spouses’ benefits based on your record.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Medicare is best care if age 65 or older

If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share…

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Resolve to create a better retirement financial plan in 2014

Another New Year is just around the corner, offering a new opportunity to improve your life in any number of ways with a wise New Year’s resolution or two. (No doubt, for most of us the possibilities are endless.) But one good idea for many might be creating (or updating) a long-term financial plan.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security can help those who can't work due to disability

If you are disabled and you’re no longer able to work, you should learn how Social Security can help you.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Let Social Security help guide you to work

This month is National Guide Dog Month. The celebration of the work that guide dogs do each day was inspired by actor Dick Van Patten, who wanted to raise awareness and money to help guide dog schools.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

It's baseball season--who's on first? You are with Social Security

Who’s on first base? You are, when the time comes to do business with Social Security. We always place customer service first and strive to hit a home run with every person we serve.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Off to the park? So is Social Security

Now, in the heart of summertime, is time to think about spending some fun time with family and friends. So it is fitting that July is both National Vacation Month and National Park and Recreation Month.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security brings the office to you, even outdoors

Ah, the great outdoors. With sunny weather, green trees, blooming flowers and fresh air, many have already flocked outdoors to spend as many hours as they can before autumn leads way to winter. Whether you prefer to spend your time hiking in the woods, tossing a ball in the back yard, garden…

June 27, 2013 12:00 am

Women and Social Security

March is Women’s History Month.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

March madness at Social Security

It’s that time of year! Basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness — a time when the final four teams in the NCAA fight for the title of national champion. While basketball fans are excited about March Madness, Social Security already has a winning “final four” of online services to ch…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security and tax time information

April’s showers bring more than just May’s flowers — they also bring the deadline day for filing taxes. Don’t wait until the showers arrive to prepare for tax season. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help you.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am

Don't let identity thieves trick you

Halloween is a time when many people like a good scare. Whether it’s a frightening costume party or a horrifying haunted house, kids and grown-ups alike line up for a good fright. What makes it enjoyable is that it’s all in good fun. People know there is no real danger as long as precautions…

October 24, 2012 12:00 am

Disabled? Apply for Social Security benefits from home

If your disabling condition makes it hard for you to drive or arrange transportation to your local Social Security office, we have some good news. You can complete and submit your application for Social Security disability benefits from your own home computer. Get started at www.socialsecuri…

September 24, 2012 12:00 am

Make Social Security online services 'par for the course'

For many retirees (and near retirees), there is nothing that they look forward to as much as a day on the golf course. The game recently has been made more pleasurable by the use of computers and GPS technology. A hand-held electronic unit acts just like a personal caddie, providing quick an…

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Baseball and social security numbers tell stories

Just as Social Security is an American cornerstone, baseball is America’s pastime.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am

Blockbuster stars ride into retirement sunset

Summertime is here, and that means blockbuster movies are in season. This summer — and throughout the end of the year — moviegoers can catch some of the usual heroes on the silver screen.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am

Forget spring cleaning, scrub down your budget instead

Spring is officially here. That means it's time for spring cleaning.

April 12, 2012 12:00 am

Girl Scouts are prepared; are you?

March 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

March 08, 2012 12:00 am

A Valentine tip from Social Security

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, making this a popular time of year for proclamations of love. Such displays of affection can be as simple and sweet as a heart with a "be mine" message, or as life altering as a vow before the altar.

February 06, 2012 12:00 am

All about retirement

Social Security is as American as baseball and apple pie. Not everyone likes apples or baseball games, but almost every American who reaches retirement age will receive Social Security retirement benefits. In fact, 96 percent of Americans are covered by Social Security.

January 11, 2012 12:00 am

'The 12 Sites of Social Security'

During the holiday season, it's hard to walk in a public place without hearing a Christmas carol or two. One of the most popular traditional songs is "The 12 Days of Christmas." It's been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1780. Here's our take on the song: "The Twelve Sites of Soc…

December 07, 2011 12:00 am

Autumn offers lessons for retirement

In autumn, animals know winter is coming and take steps to prepare. Bears grow thicker fur and settle in for peaceful hibernation. Squirrels collect and store acorns and other nuts. Birds, favoring warmer weather and having the means to make it possible, fly south for the winter.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am

No need to hang up the cape

Some of the strongest and most youthful superheroes to jump from the pages of comic books to the silver screen in recent years are old enough to be receiving full Social Security retirement benefits. Whether standing before the bat-computer or going online at the fortress of solitude, these …

October 07, 2011 12:00 am

If it's not .gov, it's not Social Security

When you go on a road trip, you need to follow the signs to arrive at the right place. Going online can be very much the same. Look for the ".gov" at the end of the web address - if it isn't .gov, it isn't the real Social Security website -

August 30, 2011 7:40 am

Meet the king and queen of the crib

In case you missed it, Social Security has announced the top 10 baby names for boys and girls in 2010. And the winners are ... Jacob and Isabella.

August 12, 2011 12:00 am

Make sure you get the right amount

At Social Security, our goal is to make sure you are paid the correct amount, on time, every month.

July 13, 2011 12:00 am

Survivors benefits explained

The loss of a loved one can be painful. The death of a wage-earner upon whom a family depends also can be financially devastating.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

What you can do to speed up your disability application

If your disabling condition is preventing you from continuing to work, you may want to apply for disability benefits through Social Security. In most cases, doing so involves a thorough process of determining your eligibility, medical condition, and ability to work. Because we look so carefu…

March 20, 2011 12:00 am

Get to know Social Security's final four

This time of year basketball fans are gearing up for March Madness -- a time when the final four teams in the NCAA fight for the title of national champion.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am

Claim those tax deductions: social security numbers for kids

There's good news for tax filers in 2011. The due date for your 2010 Federal income tax returns is April 18, instead of the usual date of April 15. As you prepare your tax documents, don't forget you'll need Social Security numbers for your children if you want to claim them as dependents on…

January 27, 2011 12:00 am

Your resolutions for 2011

It's that time of year: out with the old and in with the new. You may be thinking about your list of New Year's resolutions for 2011. There are many important things to consider. May we suggest a few? Each of these will take only a matter of minutes.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

What's in a name?

It is an age-old question: what's in a name? The answer: it depends on what name you're talking about. Each one has a history and a story. You can learn a lot about many names at

September 23, 2010 12:00 am

In times like these, every dollar counts

Fathers are often known for their good advice, whether it's how to catch a ball, ace a job interview, grill the perfect burger or get the best deal on a new car.

June 17, 2009 12:00 am

Divorced? You're not separated from Social Security

If you are divorced, there are several things you should know about Social Security.

March 26, 2009 12:00 am
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