Social Security

Social Security and OIG Hold Annual Slam the Scam Day

The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the fourth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 9.  Social Security scams — where fraudsters pressure victims into making cash or gift card payments to fix alleged Social Security number problems […]

Social Security Launches NEW Electronic SSI Protective Filing Tool

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits.  SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older who meet the requirements.  A person who is approved for SSI may also be eligible for other […]

Social Security’s Top 10 Webpages For 2023

There’s no better place to learn about Social Security programs and do business with us than on our redesigned website at Visitors to will experience a new design to help them find what they need more easily.

Supplements to Social Security Retirement

How low can you go? When it comes to monthly Social Security Retirement (SSR) payments, the answer is very low. Some people earn less than $861 a month in Social Security benefits despite working large portions of their lives. Others have not worked for enough time to receive any SSR benefits. Are you one of […]

Social Security Benefits Increase In 2023

Approximately 70 million Americans will see an 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

Social Security Supports Rural Communities

Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American.  Millions count on us — retirees who worked hard their whole lives, people no longer able to work due to disability, dependents, and survivors.  As a member of the Rural Partners Network, we want to continue reaching out to rural communities.

Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023, the Social Security Administration announced today. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

Social Security Administration Establishing National Native American Office

Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) established an Office of Native American Partnerships within the Office of the Commissioner. This office will elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  It will enhance the agency’s relationship with Tribes and serve as […]

Protecting Our Loved Ones From Elder Abuse

Are you concerned about protecting your older relatives and friends from elder abuse? The pandemic highlighted the disproportionate impact of tragedy on underserved communities, including older adults, who face high rates of elder abuse, fraud, and nursing home deaths.

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  At Social Security, we recognize and appreciate the roles people with disabilities play in the workforce.  That’s why we’re celebrating and sharing Matt’s story.

Social Security Services For The Hispanic Community

Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish.  Our Spanish-language website,, provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more.

Why It’S Important To Report Life Changes To Us When You Receive Supplemental Security Income

Did you know that certain life changes can affect your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments?  Sometimes your circumstances may change after you apply for or begin to receive SSI.  When that happens, it’s important for you to tell us about these changes.  This will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you’re eligible.

National Savings Day Reminds Us To Plan For The Future

This year, October 12th is National Savings Day. This day serves as an important reminder to plan for your financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan.  We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future.

Social Security Number Verification Services from SSA

Annually, the Social Security Administration issues approximately 11 million replacement Social Security cards, which are often requested because another government agency or organization requests the card to prove an individual’s identity. SSA has taken steps to offer alternate options to reduce the occasions when our customers would need to apply for a replacement card.

Social Security Accelerates Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities

August 15, 2022 – Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions:  Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts, NUT Carcinoma, Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Renal […]

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