SOCIAL SECURITY LAUNCHES NEW
FOR ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Recognizing the need for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
to access timely, accurate information about Social Security, the
Social Security Administration (SSA) has launched a new web page
-- www.ssa.gov/aapi -- Social Security
Online for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The site provides basic Social Security program information
on retirement, survivors, disability and Supplemental Security Income
"The Social Security Administration serves a diverse population,"
said Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security. "The
agency will continue to develop and implement innovative technology
that improves the services we deliver to the public."
This new site links to SSA’s Multi-Language
Gateway, providing information in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog
and Vietnamese. Last year approximately 86,000 individuals requested
services and information in an Asian language. The Asian American
population in the United States, currently 4 percent of the U.S.
population, is projected to grow to 9 percent by 2050.
In addition to benefit information, Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders provides links to basic information throughout SSA’s
official website, Social Security Online,
such as how individuals can contact SSA, SSA’s interpreter service
and information on business that can be conducted with SSA online.
The site also offers links to the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service,
the Small Business Administration and the Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
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information and statistics,
are available at SSAs Internet site, Social Security
Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.
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SSA Press Office 449
Altmeyer Bldg. 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-8904 FAX 410-966-9973