Events and Services in the Philadelphia Region
Please click on the links below to see our latest information about recent events.
- Annual Centenarian Celebrations
- Congressional Briefing
- Wounded Warriors
- Online Services
- my Social Security
- Helping Homeless Veterans
- Public Library Outreach
- Television Broadcasts
- Customer Service Stations
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Representatives from the Social Security Administration will be at all upcoming events
provide information and answer questions about Social Security programs.
my Social Security Sign Up Events
Just starting your career? Counting down the days to retirement? Already receiving benefits? Signing up for a my Social Security account is a great idea for anyone 18 years or older! Plan to attend one of our FREE Sign Up Events to register for your my Social Security account.
A representative from the Social Security Administration will be available to provide assistance with registering for your my Social Security account using the library’s computers, your personal computer, tablet or smart phone. These events are FREE and Open to the Public!
A my Social Security account will provide you access to your annually updated Social Security Statement if you are not receiving benefits. The statement is a great planning tool as it provides personalized Social Security benefit estimates, regardless of your age.
For those already receiving benefits, this account allows you to change your address, phone number, and direct deposit information. It also provides you instant access to a printable version of your benefit verification letter.
Social Security Online Services
August 15 – 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Nansemond River Indian Pow Wow
Lone Star Lakes Park
1 Bob House Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23432
The Social Security Administration will host an exhibit table with SSA literature and laptops for my Social Security account registrations. This is a two day cultural celebration honoring the Tribe’s heritage featuring music, ceremonial dance, authentic crafts, and food. Tribal celebrations are done in traditional regalia. Follow the link for additional information: http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/NansemondIndianTribalPowWow/
September 19, 2015
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2015 Virginia Brazilian Festival
11820 Fountain Way
Newport News, VA 23606
The Social Security Administration will participate in the 2015 Virginia Brazilian Festival by distributing book marks and Hispanic literature and by offering attendees an opportunity to register for my Social Security. The festival features Brazilian and American artist and performers in the park and begins with a Samba Parade, dance demonstrations, craft workshops, and children’s activities. See more at http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/VirginiaBrazilianFestival/
Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE)
|The Ticket to Work Program provides choices for people with disabilities receiving Social Security who want help returning to work. You can learn about the Ticket to Work Program or other Work Incentives at a FREE Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE), held at a local organization in your community, or online. You can register for a local or online WISE by going to The Work Site on the Social Security Online website.|
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Below are links to websites that provide information on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) available in each state in the Philadelphia Region. To find out about how your children may be eligible for this free or low cost health insurance alternative, please click on your location. [Disclaimer]
Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) 800-372-2022
Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) 800-456-8900
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 800-986-KIDS
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) 866-87FAMIS
Healthy Families Insurance Program 1-877-KIDS NOW or 1-877-543-7669
West VA Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) 877-982-2447
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs)
Below are links to websites that provide information on the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) available in each state in the Philadelphia Region. To find out more information, please click on your location. [Disclaimer]