Tag: Social Security Administration (SSA)

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 […]

How To Avoid Social Security Scammers This Holiday Season

Scammers go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information. We want to help you protect your information by helping you recognize a Social Security imposter. There’s a widespread telephone scam involving callers claiming they are from Social Security. The ‘fake’ caller ID may even show a government number. These callers may […]

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 […]

Social Security Can Help You Start Or Return To Work

If you rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help. Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a program that supports career development for SSDI beneficiaries who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. Learn more about the […]

Veterans And Active-Duty Military Members, Social Security Has Your Back!

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Our disability program is part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know […]

Who Do I Contact About Social Security And Medicare

Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits. Medicare provides health insurance. Because these services are often related, you may not know which agency to contact for help. The list below can help you quickly figure out where to go. Please share this list with family and friends. You can do much of your Medicare […]

Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase For 2022

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022 — the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years. The move follows a bump in inflation as the economy struggles to rebound. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase next year, the Social […]

Social Security Administration Supports Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has been testing small businesses. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging even in normal times. If you’re a small business owner, or you work for one, our online suite of services can help make your life easier. Our business […]

Social Security Announces Redesigned Statement, Available With My Account

WASHINGTON — Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to learn about their earnings and future Social Security […]