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We're glad that you visited our web site today, which indicates that you have an interest in joining the SSA team. It makes a difference where you work, so you should work where you can make a difference. - You should work for Social Security!

What is Social Security?

Social Security is an employer that you can be proud of.

We make a difference in the lives of millions!

The basic idea of the Social Security system is a simple one. During working years, employees, their employers and self-employed people pay Social Security taxes, which fund current payments to Social Security beneficiaries. Any excess money is invested in securities such as Treasury bills, notes, and bonds.

As a member of the Social Security team, you would be instrumental in administering a program through which more than 90 percent of working Americans are building protection for themselves and their families against the reduction of income that comes with retirement, disability, or death.

You would also have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the neediest people in our society. SSA also administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program which makes payments to aged, blind, and disabled people in financial need. SSI payments are made from general revenues of the U.S. Treasury, not from the Social Security trust funds.

In addition to helping pay benefits based on retirement, disability, or death, and need, you would also provide information about the Medicare program. Medicare provides protection against the high cost of health care to Americans 65 and over, as well as some disabled beneficiaries.

For more information concerning careers with SSA, including positions and how to apply, please visit our Careers Page at:

Social Security is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.