Tag: Social Security Administration (SSA)

Social Security Will Allow Citizens To Self-Identify Sex Of Choice In Their Records

Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. The agency anticipates this option will be available in the fall of 2022. “The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring the fair treatment of […]

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 […]

You Need To Deduct Social Security Tax From Wages On Workers In Your Home

Do you plan to pay a cleaning person, cook, gardener, babysitter, or other household worker at least $2,400 in 2022? If you will pay at least $2,400 to one person during 2022, which may include transportation, meals, and housing, you have additional financial responsibilities to consider. When you pay at least $2,400 in wages to […]

Social Security and OIG Hold National Slam The Scam Day

The Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are partnering to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the third annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 10. Social Security scams – where fraudsters attempt to mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to fix purported Social […]

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, […]