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.

 

Over 3,400 Americans die each year in fires

November 29, 2013

Did you know that more than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires? If you’ve lost a loved one due to a fire, or any other event, you may be entitled to survivors benefits. Survivors benefits from Social Security is protection you and your family can count on.

 

Social Security was never meant to be your only source of income during retirement

November 25, 2013

For the average worker, Social Security replaces only about 40% of pre-retirement earnings. Yet, financial advisors say you’ll need 70%-80% of your pre-retirement earnings to live comfortably.

For a strong retirement, you’ll also need income from private pensions, savings, and other investments.

 

It's National Family Caregiver Month

November 22, 2013

This National Family Caregiver Month, we’d like to remind you that if you are taking care of a child with a chronic illness or other disabling condition, we may be able to help. Caregivers of minors with disabilities may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income.

 

Join thousands for the Great American Smokeout

November 21, 2013

It’s no secret that smoking can lead to numerous health problems, including disability and eventual death. If you have a disabling health problem that is expected to last 12 months or result in death, you may qualify for disability benefits.

 

Does a mental disorder affect your ability to work?

November 19, 2013

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a mental disorder that affects the ability to work, and it is expected to last for at least 12 months, you or they may be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits from the comfort of your home.  

 

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the 200 conditions on our Compassionate Allowances list

November 16, 2013

Help spread awareness about our Compassionate Allowances program. As you may already know, our Allowances program allows us to quickly award disability benefits to individuals with severe impairments. Pancreatic Cancer is one of the 200 conditions on our list.  With your help, we can inform people in your community and provide expedited benefits to those in need.

 

We are now processing retirement spouse claims for some same-sex couples

November 12, 2013

Social Security is now processing retirement spouse claims for some same-sex couples.

If you’re in a same-sex marriage or other legal same-sex relationship, we encourage you to apply right away.

 

We salute all the men and women who have served in the military

November 11, 2013

On this Veteran’s Day, we salute all the men and women who have served in the military. Thank you for your unyielding service and sacrifice to our nation.

www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors

 

Peace of mind with Social Security

November 10, 2013

There is peace of mind waking up knowing that Social Security is here to protect you and your family.

We are here for you when you retire or if you become disabled and can’t work. We are also here for your family if you should die unexpectedly and they need survivors benefits.

 

Follow us on Pinterest

November 8, 2013

Get information at a glance! Follow us on Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/socialsecurity.

Pinterest is a virtual pin board where you can get information in picture format. The best part is you don’t need an account to check out our images.

 

Military Family Appreciation Month

November 6, 2013

This Military Family Appreciation Month, we recognize the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. military and their loved ones.

If you have a family member who became disabled while on active duty, they may qualify for expedited processing of their disability claim.

 

Fraud Awareness Week

November 4, 2013

Do you know someone who has made a false statement on a Social Security claim, or has concealed or withheld facts that affect Social Security eligibility?

These actions may be considered crimes, and should be reported. To report such incidents, use our online submission form.  Reporting suspected fraud is easy, safe and secure.

 

Native American Heritage Month

November 1, 2013

This Native American Heritage Month, we invite you to visit our American Indians and Alaska Natives page to learn about all of Social Security’s programs to American Indian/Alaska Native peoples.