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.

 

World Heart Day is a day to spread awareness about heart disease

September 29, 2013

Today is World Heart Day, a day designated to spread awareness that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.

We understand the toll that cardiovascular diseases can take on those afflicted and their families. Therefore, many of these diseases and ailments have been designated as Compassionate Allowances conditions. The Compassionate Allowances program allows us to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that obviously meet disability standards, and expedite the award of disability benefits.

To learn more about Compassionate Allowances, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances.

 

 

Report your wages to us using our smartphone app!

September 28, 2013

If you are currently working and receive SSI benefits, you may be able to report your wages to us using our smartphone app!

To start using the app, you must first visit a local Social Security office. There, one of our representatives can make sure you qualify to use the app. Then, he or she can set you up correctly in our system and train you on the process.

Read about this and other ways to report your wages while on SSI at www.ssa.gov/ssiwagereporting/

 

 

Celebrate Native American Day!

September 27, 2013

To honor the cultures and contributions of Native Americans to American history, every year on the fourth Friday of September, we celebrate Native American Day.

Social Security is important to every American, and is neutral in respect to one’s race and ethnicity. Visit the link below to read about how Native American and Alaska Native populations benefit from the protections provided through Social Security. www.socialsecurity.gov/aian/

 

 

 

Social Security is important to Hispanics.

September 24, 2013

Social Security is important to Hispanics. We are living longer, healthier lives and we spend more time in retirement than our parents and "abuelos” did.

Social Security is important because it provides an inflation-protected benefit that lasts as long as we live. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/hispanics.

#HispanicHeritageMonth

 

 

Our redesigned website adjusts to the device you’re using.

September 23, 2013

We’ve redesigned our website.

Not only did we streamline the look and feel, but our new design adjusts to the device you’re using. Whether it’s a smartphone or laptop, it adjusts to fit your screen.  And to make navigation easier, our new design is touchscreen friendly too.  Check it out! www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

It pays off to prepare for your future early.

September 22, 2013

"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps a harvest in autumn." – B.C. Forbes

On this first day of autumn, always remember that it pays off to prepare for your future early. Use our online planners to help plan your financial future.  www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/

 

 

 

Quote from President Jimmy E. Carter on Social Security in 1977.

September 20, 2013

“The Social Security program… represents our commitment as a society to the belief that workers should not live in dread that a disability, death, or old age could leave them or their families destitute."

- Jimmy E. Carter
December 20, 1977

 

 

 

The very first Social Security retirement benefit payment.

September 17, 2013

Did you know that in March 1937, Ernest Ackerman, received the very first Social Security retirement benefit payment for 17 cents? If you do not already receive benefits, you can sign up for a “my Social Security” account to estimate what your Retirement benefit will be at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount

 

 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 15, 2013

Did you know that prostate cancer affects 16 million men and their families worldwide and is the second leading cancer in American men?

This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, make sure your father, grandfather, or other loved ones are aware of the free prostate cancer screenings and other preventive services available under Medicare Part B coverage.

www.medicare.gov/coverage/prostate-cancer-screenings.html

 

 

 

How does retirement age affect my benefit amount?

September 14, 2013

Good question: Let’s suppose your “full retirement” age is 66 and your monthly retirement benefit is going to be $1,000.

If you retire early at age 62, your monthly benefit will be reduced to $750. But, if you delay your retirement until age 70, your monthly benefit will be $1,320.

This is just one example, though. You can learn more about how your retirement age affects your monthly benefit amount at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10147.pdf.

 

 

 

Social Security is coming to a radio station near you!

September 13, 2013

Social Security is coming to a radio station near you! Listen to our Acting Press Officer Mark Hinkle discuss the new way to retire with Social Security. Check your local listings for more information.

 

 

 

September is National Guide Dog Month.

September 12, 2013

Many people who depend on guide dogs also depend on disability benefits. If you are blind or have low vision and receive disability benefits from us, we have a number of services and products specifically designed for you, including the ability to receive notices from us in various formats.

To learn more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/notices.

 

 

 

On this anniversary of September 11th, we remember the victims.

September 11, 2013

On this anniversary of September 11th, we remember the victims and continue to support their families through Survivors and Disability benefits. Social Security is America’s family protection plan. It is more than a retirement program. If you have lost a loved one, or have a disability, you may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about Survivors and Disability benefits, go to www.socialsecurity.gov.

 

 

 

Take the stress out of moving. Sign up for a “my Social Security” account.

September 10, 2013

Collecting Social Security?—Here’s Your Moving Checklist:

  • Call cable company
  • Call utility companies
  • Change address using a my Social Security online account
Take some stress out of the moving process. Sign up for a “my Social Security” account today, and you can change your address easier than ever before! www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount

 

 

 

Happy Grandparents Day!

September 08, 2013

Happy Grandparents Day! Make sure to let your grandparents know you appreciate them. While you’re at it, visit www.socialsecurity.gov and teach them how to easily handle their Social Security business online!   

 

 

I retired online and manage "my Social Security" account online too.

September 05, 2013

I just joined the millions retiring online.

Now that I can manage my Social Security account online too, I have more time for my petunias.

www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/retirement.htm

 

 

Get a “snapshot” of our Social Security programs!

September 04, 2013

On September 4, 1888, George Eastman registered the name “Kodak” and patented his roll-film camera.  Would you like a “snapshot” of Social Security programs?  Read our pamphlet, “A Snapshot” for information about the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare programs.

www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10006.pdf

 

 

Help us make sure we have a correct record of your hard-earned dollars.

September 03, 2013

Yesterday, we honored the hard work and dedication of American workers by celebrating Labor Day.

You’ve worked hard, so help us make sure we have a correct record of your hard-earned dollars. By signing up for an online my Social Security account, you can check your earnings record, and get a peek at your estimated future retirement benefits.

www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount