Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National Social Security Month in April by taking five steps toward financial security at www.socialsecurity.gov/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security. During the month, Social Security will provide educational articles and video messages on its website featuring personal finance expert Suze Orman. Each message will provide the…
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Scam Alert: Attempt To Gain Personal Info About Your Social Security

The organization that investigates fraud and abuse for the Social Security Administration is called The Office of the Inspector General. Please read this press release about a scam which tries to gain information from you about your Social Security benefits. The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a…
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What Your Grandchild Can Teach You About Social Security

Everyone knows that if you have a digital dilemma, you should find a tech savvy kid to resolve it. Sometimes it seems these kids were born digitally connected, but they were the first generation to grow up immersed in technology.  You can reap the benefits from the computer capabilities of these techno tykes.  We celebrate…
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Twins And Social Security Numbers

      Asking questions is a way to deepen your knowledge of a particular subject.  Today I want to share a question I was asked recently and the answer. Question:  My twins recently received their Social Security numbers.  There was no similarity in the numbers even though they applied at the same time.  Can…
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Foreign Travel, Volunteers And Medicare

My name is Mickie Douglas. I work for Social Security as a Public Affairs Specialist and I’m replacing Howard Kossover. I just said that so I could officially state for the record that Howard is irreplaceable.  Howard was a well-loved and much respected Social Security employee.  We will all miss him, but some are maybe…
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