We understand that not everyone uses the same social media channels for sharing information. In this page, we highlight some of the messages we have shared with our Facebook fans and Pinterest followers.

 

You probably got your Social Security number the day you were born

August 30, 2013

We’re here for you from your very first breath.

You may not know it, but you probably got your Social Security number the day you were born.  When your parents gave information for your birth certificate in the hospital, they most likely also applied for your Social Security number.

www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

Retirement benefits are just one of the many benefits we provide.

August 29, 2013

Retirement benefits are just one of the many benefits Social Security provides. Disabled workers and their dependents account for 19 percent of the total benefits paid, while survivor’s benefits account for 11 percent. www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

Social Security has provided economic security for millions of Americans.

August 28, 2013

Social Security celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. During his lifetime, Dr. King preached about economic justice for all people. For many years, Social Security has provided economic security for millions of Americans. www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

When it comes to life expectancy, the odds are forever on your side.

August 27, 2013

Looks like good luck isn’t just for the movies. When it comes to life expectancy, the odds are forever on your side. In 1940, the life expectancy of a 65 year old after retirement was less than 14 years. Today it is more than 20 years.

www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/basicfact.htm

 

 

1-in-4 of today’s 20-year olds will become disabled before retirement age.

August 25, 2013

Many people think that disability insurance is something they’ll never need. But the sad truth is, the chances of becoming disabled are greater than you think.

Studies show that 1-in-4 of today’s 20-year olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age.

If you become disabled, Social Security can help. Learn how by visiting our page, “Social Security Protection If You Become Disabled,” www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan.

 

 

Have more free time to do the things you love, with the people you love.

August 23, 2013

Thanks to our online services, you can have more free time to do the things you love, with the people you love. You can:

 

 

Join the millions retiring online.

August 21, 2013

I just joined the millions retiring online. www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/retirement.htm

 

 

You work hard; now let us work for you.

August 20, 2013

You work hard; now let us work for you! Sign up for a my Social Security account and we will send you a reminder three months before your birthday to go and view your Social Security Statement. www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount

 

 

We’ve listened to what you had to say and redesigned our website.

August 16, 2013

At Social Security, customer service is our priority. We’ve listened to what you had to say and redesigned our website. Check it out for yourself. We’re sure you’ll love the look and feel of it and will find it easier to locate the information and services important to you.  www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

We need your help to finish telling the full story.

August 13, 2013

This week, we celebrate the signing of the Social Security Act and we need your help to finish telling the full story.

When the Act was signed into law 78 years ago, many pictures were taken. This image combines them all.

After many years of research, we have not been able to identify “individual #8.” Perhaps you can help us identify him, www.socialsecurity.gov/history/fdrsign.html.

 

 

Since 1935, Social Security has been a cornerstone of our nation.

August 12, 2013

Since 1935, Social Security has been a cornerstone of our nation, touching the lives of almost every American at one time or another.

Over the years, Social Security has grown to be much more than just a retirement program. We provide benefits to disabled individuals and their families; survivors benefits to widows, widowers and the minor children of deceased workers; work incentives to help people work; and Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs. In so many ways, Social Security benefits America.

As we celebrate 78 years of service this week, we want you to know that we are here for you when you need us. www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

Ancient Greeks stockpiled olive oil as a form of financial security.

August 11, 2013

This week, we celebrate the 78th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.

But did you know that social insurance is not a concept unique to the U.S?  In fact, it’s not even unique to modern times. The ancient Greeks stockpiled olive oil as a form of financial security.

Check out our video about the history of Social Security to learn more. It’s Sunday, a great day to relax and watch a documentary. www.socialsecurity.gov/history/video  

 

 

You should be able to wear anything you want the day you retire.

August 08, 2013

You’ve waited a long time for this day. You should be able to wear anything you want.

Luckily, you can retire from the comfort of your home with our online retirement application. It’s easy to use and matches any outfit! www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/retirement.htm

 

 

Purple Heart Day

August 07, 2013

In honor of Purple Heart Day, we invite you to take a look at how military personnel can earn Social Security coverage in our publication, “Military Service and Social Security” at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10017.pdf.

 

 

Let Social Security’s lighthouses guide you into a smooth retirement.

August 07, 2013

Today is National Lighthouse Day. Let Social Security’s lighthouses guide you into a smooth retirement.

 

 

We always place customer service first.

August 06, 2013

It’s baseball season!  Who’s on first? You are… with Social Security. We always place customer service first. What’s on second? Our heavy hitting team of top-rated online services. www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices

 

 

Join the millions like us retiring online.

August 04, 2013

Join the millions like us retiring online.

  • Estimate your benefits.
  • Apply for Retirement.
  • Manage your account.

www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/retirement.htm