Information For … Perhaps You

Last week I wrote a post about Social Security and women, including that program legislation is gender neutral but that there is a “Women” section of the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov/people/women. Although benefits are the same for all, as a means to circulate accurate program information, Social Security tries to catch the interest of…
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Start Of Original Social Security Website

Times change. This day in 1994 saw the launch of the original Social Security website. May 17, 1994, was only twenty-two years ago. Updated many times since then, the official website, www.socialsecurity.gov, is just one of many methods used by the Social Security Administration to reach the public. SSA social media channels have expanded to…
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Farewell, Patty Duke

Patty Duke died last week at age 69.   Along with her acting and other accomplishments, for several years Patty Duke did public service announcements for the Social Security Administration. As a voluntary spokesperson, she helped promote a growing number of Social Security online services.  My personal favorite of these is the video of her applying…
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Have You Visited The Official Social Security Blog?

I often link to pages of the official Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, so that you can see sources for the general information provided here. In addition to the official website, the Social Security Administration uses different social media channels to help reach a broad audience. Included is the official agency blog, Social Security Matters at http://blog.ssa.gov/.…
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Does Social Security Send Emails? Replace Your Medicare Card Online.

Q: Does Social Security send emails? A: Yes, but not routinely and not to ask you for information. These emails contain general information. Do not send personal information such as your birthdate or Social Security number by email. Social Security representatives can email general information when you phone with a question. When you call to…
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