SOCIAL SECURITY LAUNCHES NEW SPANISH LANGUAGE
PAGE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR WOMEN
Recognizing the special importance of Social Security
to women and the need for Hispanic women to have access to timely,
accurate information about their rights to benefits under the program,
the Social Security Administration (SSA) today unveiled a new website,
"Para la Mujer" ("For Women").
The site – www.ssa.gov/espanol/mujeres
– on SSA’s Spanish language website provides basic Social Security
program information on retirement, survivors, disability and Supplemental
Security Income benefits pertinent to Hispanic women. The site also
provides guidance on how to find an interpreter, a link to SSA’s
English-Spanish glossary of terms and information on how to obtain
a Social Security card.
Larry Massanari, Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
said that, "The Social Security program treats all workers,
regardless of gender or ethnic origin, exactly the same. But because
of different life experiences, the real world results are different.
As a group, women, particularly Hispanic women, live longer than
men, earn less and rely on Social Security for most of their retirement
income. They need to know what the program means to them in their
"Para la Mujer"
provides links to basic information throughout SSA’s official Spanish
language website – Seguro
Social, Información en Español – that
can be relevant to Hispanic women at different stages in their life.
The links are grouped in logical categories to coincide with the
various life events affecting women:
- Trabajadora (Working women)
- Divorciada (Divorced spouse)
- Beneficiaria (Beneficiary)
- Cuidadora familiar (Caregiver)
- Racién casada (Bride)
- Viuda (Widow)
- Nueva madre (New mother)
"Para la Mujer"
also provides links to other Federal agency websites containing
information of interest to Hispanic women.
The number of Hispanic households online has almost
doubled since 1998, with women representing 33 percent of Hispanic
Internet users. Hispanics increasingly use the Internet to find
information and conduct business.
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