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 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    August 1, 2022 

Social Security Services

Defend Against SCAMMERS WHO TARGET YOUR Social Security Benefits Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. The most effective way to d...

 

At Home or On The Go: Social Security is Online

When you retire, if you become disabled, or if someone you depend on dies, we are there when you need us. You can access your information, benefits, and important services from just about anywhere...

 

New Online Service for Replacement Social Security Cards

The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Alabama available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew...

 

A Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal That Works for You

We are excited to tell you about our redesigned retirement benefits portal at www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement. Keeping you informed about our products and services, and helping you prepare for...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2020

New Feature in 'My Social Security' Puts You in Control

The future can be uncertain. However, Social Security’s new Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need a representative payee to help...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2020

Social Security Update

During this time when our physical offices are closed to the public, you may wonder, “How can I get help from Social Security without visiting an office?” You can find the answer at...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2020

Social Security Update

Social Security Honors OUR Military HEROES On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country. Families, friends, and communities pause to remember...

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continu...

 

Who Do I contact - social security or medicare?

Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. Medicare provides health insurance. Because these services are often related, you may not know which agency to contact for help....

 

EXPANDING Social Security Field Office Hours

Beginning on January 8, 2020, field offices will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can locate the cl...

 

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2020

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index...

 

SEASONAL WORK WHILE GETTING SOCIAL SECURITY

Many people pick up side jobs when the holiday shopping season comes around. It’s a good way for you to make some extra income during the busy season or ease back into working if you have been out of the labor force for a while. We’re here to...

 

Understanding Social Security Spouses' Benefits

Marriage is a tradition that exists on every continent and in nearly every country. Having a partner not only means creating a family unit, it means sharing things like a home and other property....

 

MEDICARE, A SIMPLE EXPLANATION

Social Security and Medicare are both programs that are household names, but do you know the true difference? Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life...

 

Social Security CAN HELP if You're Young and Lose a Parent

For young people whose parent passes away, Social Security is here. Losing a parent is both emotionally painful and, often times, devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2019

Andrew M. Saul Sworn In As Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Andrew M. Saul was sworn in today as the Commissioner of Social Security at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C. He will serve a six-year term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner Saul...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2019

Beware of people pretending to be from social security

Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank...

 

Financial Literacy Month, a perfect time to plan for your future

April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time than right now to begin to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can accrue in a 401k individual retirement...

 

SOCIAL SECURITY'S RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers...

 

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Tax season is approaching, and Social Security has made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you can get a...

 

Who To Contact: Social Security Or Medicare?

Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help....

 

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO INCREASE IN 2019

Each year we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Usually, there is an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each...

 

HELPING VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the...

 

Workers' Compensation and CERTAIN Disability Payments May Affect Your Social Security Benefits

Many people working nowadays have more than one job, so it’s not uncommon for them to have several sources of income. Owning multiple small businesses, seasonal jobs, and the gig economy add to the...

 

MEDICARE, EXPLAINED

Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for our family and friends. Although both programs...

 

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