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Disability is unpredictable and can happen to anyone at any age

Whether it’s the onset of a genetic disorder or a sudden accident, disability is unpredictable and can happen to anyone at any age. In fact, more than 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age. When illness or injury robs a young worker of the ability to work, our benefits are a critical source of financial support. #SSDIfacts

 

Life is unpredictable!

You never know when you’ll need disability benefits. The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

 

Young workers too are protected by Social Security disability insurance

What’s SSDI?

SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Social Security disability program pays monthly benefits to people who have worked and earned enough credits to qualify for coverage, should they become disabled. Generally, the younger the worker, the less credits needed to qualify.

 

Social Security disability insurance is coverage that workers earn

What does SSDI stand for?

SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Social Security disability insurance is coverage that workers earn by paying taxes. It pays individuals monthly benefits if they become unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last a year or end in death.

 

At each stage of your life, “my Social Security” is for you

Your personal online account is a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits. Sign up now!

 

You can request your Form 1099 online

If you receive Social Security benefits and don’t get your 1099 by the end of January, you can request one online.

 

Observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Today we join in celebrating the legacy and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., who preached about economic justice for all people. Since our inception, Social Security has been committed to providing economic security to millions of Americans.

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Social Security offices are closed today.

 

The appeals process

If you do not agree with the decision on your disability benefit application, you can file an appeal online– that is, ask us to look at your case again.

Learn all about the Appeals process, from soup to nuts, at

 

We make it easy for you to do business with us online

There’s no need to mess with traffic or mass transit schedules.  We make it easy for you to do business with us online. Check out our online services.

 

Form SSA-1099 (Social Security Benefit Statements)

If you get Social Security benefits, then you should receive Form SSA-1099 (Social Security Benefit Statements) for tax year 2013 on or before January 31, 2014. If you receive Social Security benefits and don’t get your 1099 by the end of January, you can request one online.

 

Don’t fumble on your retirement

Don’t fumble on your retirement. Visit our Retirement Estimator and see what your future benefits might be. 

 

On what day of the month does Social Security pay retirement benefits?

It depends. The day on which you receive your monthly payment is determined by your birthday – or your retired spouse’s birthday if you receive retirement benefits on your spouse’s record. You can find your payment day here.

 

Had a baby in 2013 and didn’t get a Social Security number?

If you had a baby in 2013 and didn’t get a Social Security number (SSN) for him or her, now is the time to apply for one.

You’ll need your child’s Social Security number in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return.

 

January is National Braille Literacy Month

In 1824, at the age of 15, Louis Braille invented the 6-dot braille system.

If you or someone you know is blind or has low vision, check out our accessible publication to learn about our special services in formats such as Braille.

 

Facts and figures about Social Security

Here are some facts and figures about the Social Security Administration.   

Only 1 penny for every dollar collected as Social Security taxes is used for administrative costs. This makes us one of the most efficiently run federal agencies.

 

Almost 50 percent of all retirement applications were done online in FY 2013.

 

Over 62 million people receive cash benefits from Social Security.

 

The cost-of-living increase in 2014 is 1.5 percent.  Over 62 million Americans will receive this increase in their monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

 

 

The cost-of-living adjustment protects against inflation

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is a safeguard designed to ensure that the purchasing power of Social Security and SSI benefits are not eroded by inflation.