Tag: Retirement Planning

Social Security Releases Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Strategic Plan

The Social Security Administration issued its 2022-2023 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan. The detailed plan, which outlines goals and priorities in each of the four areas, includes establishing a Chief Equity Officer and a DEIA Implementation Team. “Social Security’s goal is to weave DEIA principles into the fabric of our workplace,” said […]

Celebrate Your Independence With Social Security

Every July, we celebrate the Day of the Independence of the United States. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. Social Security offers useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and the benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement […]

Social Security’s Commitment With The LGBTTIQ+ Community

June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTTQ+ community, and 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 and territories. We recognize same-sex couples’ […]

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. Social Security scams are widespread across the United States and its territories. Scammers use sophisticated tactics to deceive you into providing sensitive information […]

Social Security Board of Trustees: Outlook of Combined Trust Funds Improves

The Social Security Board of Trustees on Thursday released its annual report on the financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with […]

Social Security Collaboration: Social Security Honors 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. The benefits we provide can help the families of deceased military service members. For example, widows, widowers, […]

Do You Qualify For Social Security Spouse Benefits?

Social Security benefits are a crucial part of millions of Americans’ retirement income. If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record. Spousal benefits apply equally to both heterosexual and same-sex couples. Puerto Rico and the Virgin […]

Social Security Administration Resumes In-Person Services At Local SSA Offices

We are pleased to announce that local Social Security offices are offering more in-person appointments and have resumed in-person services for people without an appointment. To avoid waiting in line, we strongly encourage people, who can, to use our online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, call us, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without […]

Social Security Administration Releases Equity Action Plan

The Social Security Administration released its first Equity Action Plan on Thursday, supporting President Biden’s whole-of-government equity agenda to advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all. On January 20, 2021, The President signed an Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The Executive Order […]

How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card

A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The information on your Social Security card must always be up-to-date and correct. If you legally change your name or surname(s) because of marriage, divorce, court order, or any other reason, you must tell […]