Tag: Retirement Planning

Statement of Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner: Social Security Administration to Resume In-Person Services at Local Social Security 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, […]

How To Create Your Own ‘My Social Security’ Account Online

Social Security wants to help you get the services you need as quickly and safely as possible. Your personal my Social Security account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount is your gateway to doing business with our agency online. Whether you receive benefits now or in the future, you will want to create your personal my Social Security account […]

What Every Woman Should Know About Social Security During Women’s History Month

Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. It is a time to reflect on the achievements of women. Social Security has served a vital role in the lives of women for more than 85 years. Women have longer average life expectancies than men, which means they live more years in retirement and have a greater […]

Things To Consider Before You Apply For Retirement Benefits: What You Need To Know

Are you thinking about retiring and applying for Social Security retirement benefits in the future? 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. It is important that your earnings […]

Social Security Collaboration: How You Can Make The Most of America Saves Week

This year, America Saves Week runs from February 21 through 25 with the theme Building Financial Resilience. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits, and for people to assess their own saving status. Planning and saving are key to a successful retirement. The earlier you start saving for retirement, the […]

Social Security Collaboration: Submit Your Disability Update Report Online

By law, Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to periodically conduct Continuing Disability Reviews for all individuals who receive disability benefits from this agency. SSA will notify every beneficiary by mail anytime we should initiate these reviews. This process requires that beneficiaries complete a Continuing Disability Review packet, that we mail to beneficiaries, to help […]

How To Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

Social Security made getting your annual Benefit Statement even easier.  The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits.  It shows the total amount of benefits you received from us in the previous year.  You can […]

Kilolo Kijakazi: Acting Commissioner of Social Security On Agency Re-Entry

WASHINGTON — “I am very pleased to share that we have successfully reached agreement with our three labor unions on our reentry plan.    This will be a significant step toward improving access to our services as we implement this plan.   I want to thank our labor representatives for working with management to achieve this outcome, […]

Representative Payees Help You Manage Your Social Security Benefits

Some people who receive monthly Social Security benefits may need help managing their money. When we receive information that shows you need help, we’ll work with you to find the most suitable representative payee to manage your benefits. A representative payee receives your monthly benefit payment on your behalf and must use the money to […]

Social Security Benefits To Increase In 2022

About 23,000 people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in U.S. Virgin Islands (and 850,000 in Puerto Rico) qualify for a 5.9 percent increase in their Social Security benefits 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). The CPI-W rises when inflation […]