Social Security: What's in it for You?

Updated: June 7, 2013

Collage of young workers and college studentsToday, we are proud to announce the newly revised version of this webinar for 2013! Social Security hosted a webinar for college students and young workers, called “Social Security 101: What’s in it for me?” that originally aired on March 10th, 2011. Participants learned answers to questions like “what’s that FICA tax that comes out of my paycheck?,” “how can Social Security help me at my age?” and “why should I worry about planning for retirement now?” Following the presentation, the audience had an opportunity to pose additional questions during an interactive session.

Watch recording of the webinar


Webcast: Information for Individuals Who Prefer to Do Business with Us in Spanish

Posted: September 17, 2012

SSA's First Spanish WebinarAre you a Spanish speaker and interested in information about Social Security, in Spanish? Or maybe, do you know someone who prefers to do business with us in Spanish? Find out how you, or someone you know, can do business in Spanish, using our online services! Watch our previously recorded webinar,"¡Servicios del Seguro Social por Internet - en Espanol!", presented in Spanish, to learn how you can get an estimate of your future retirement estimates and apply for Social Security retirement benefits, Medicare, or the Extra Help with the cost of Medicare prescription drugs.

Get information about our Spanish-language services, and answers to the questions that were asked us during the live broadcast.


Social Security Announces "How Social Security Has Made a Difference in My Life" Video Contest Winner

Updated: September 17, 2010

Congratulations to Erica Solway, Lindsay Trapnell, Laura Hunt, Alex Butterwick, and Kate Schriver, whose video, "Social Security: Real Stories," has won our "How Social Security Has Made a Difference in My Life" video contest!

The deadline to submit videos has now passed. The purpose of the contest was to document stories of how Social Security makes a difference in the lives of Americans. As Social Security turned 75 this year, we encouraged you to help share your story with us and the world.

Thank you to all who participated and enjoy the winning video!


View "Social Security: Real Stories" on YouTube

View the other video contest submissions


Social Security Posts Video Highlights from Open Government Employee Awareness Day

Posted: August 24, 2010

Video Highlights from Open Government Employee Awareness DayOn July 14 2010, the Chief Information Officer hosted an Open Government Employee Awareness Day Event at Social Security's Headquarters in Baltimore, MD. The purpose? To Increase employees' understanding of the principles of open government and how they can become involved in activities to help SSA become more transparent, participatory, and collaborative.

View speaker videos and presentations