Social Security

Use mySocialSecurity to Instantly Check the Status of Your Benefits Claim

If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can instantly check the status online using your personal my Social Security account.  If you don’t have an account, you can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see the following information about your claim:

Five Social Security Resources That Can Protect Elders From Scams

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15.  On this day, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people.

Faster Processing of Disability Claims for those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Currently, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  Since the onset of Alzheimer’s can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years, preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses.

Fact Sheets Added to YOUR Social Security Statement

Your Social Security Statement (Statement) tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits.  It also provides a record of your most recent earnings history and other valuable information.

Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community

June is Pride Month.  It’s a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, and also celebrate diversity, love, and respect.  On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states.

Social Security Administration to Resume In-Person Services at Local Offices

Online Services and Telephone Remain Most Convenient Ways to Contact Agency ~ “I am pleased to announce that local Social Security offices will restore in-person services, including for people without an appointment, on April 7, 2022. To avoid waiting in line, I strongly encourage people, who can, to use our online services at www.socialsecurity.gov, call us, […]

Social Security Honors OUR Military HEROES

On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives to preserve our freedoms.  Families, friends, and communities come together to remember the great sacrifices of military members and ensure their legacies live on.  

News from the Social Security Administration – Feb. 2022

Before You Apply for Retirement Benefits: What to Know Are you thinking about retiring and applying for Social Security retirement benefits?  Our online tools can make your planning easier.  Visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount to access your personal my Social Security account to get an instant and personalized estimate of your retirement benefits based on your earnings record.

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2022

Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 5.9% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2022.  Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

News from the Social Security Administration

my Social Security’s Representative Payee Portal Millions of Americans who get monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments need help managing their money, and may need a representative payee. A representative payee is a person or an organization we appoint to receive and manage a person’s benefits.

Five Ways to Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits. Our website offers a convenient way to apply for benefits online.

Check the Status of Your Social Security Benefits Claim Online

If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see the following information about your claim:

Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

“I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public. I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe. As we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and other […]

Faster Processing Of Disability Claims For People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the onset of Alzheimer’s can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years; preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses.

Social Security and Women’s History Month

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month.  Social Security has served a vital role in the lives of women for more than 80 years.  Women have longer life expectancies than men, which means they live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income.  It’s important for women to […]


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