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SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home enews July 30, 2010

Social Security Celebrates 75 Years of Public Service


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Share your personal stories and reflections

On August 14, Social Security will mark its 75th anniversary. Since 1935, Social Security has touched the lives of almost every American and provided an economic lifeline for millions of people.

To help us celebrate, please share your Social Security story. How has Social Security made a difference in your life and the lives of your family and friends? For example, tell us how:

  • it felt to receive your first retirement payment;
  • survivors or disability benefits helped you;
  • a Social Security employee went above and beyond to give great service; or
  • working at Social Security has been a rewarding experience.

You can share your experience or reflection about Social Security by visiting

You also can submit a video as part of a new contest – How Social Security Has Made a Difference in My Life. This contest runs through August 27th. Entries must be submitted on YouTube, must be between 30 and 90 seconds in length, and must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form and contact information. Information about the video contest, including the entry form and judging criteria, can be found at The winning video will be featured on, Social Security’s YouTube channel, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.

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