Social Security’s National Disability Forum in April
Social Security’s National Disability Forum is April 18 at 1100 New York Avenue in Washington D.C. The Disability
Forum gives all interested stakeholders an opportunity to share their unique insights on topics of particular
interest to Social Security. This allows an exchange of ideas early in the process and directly with policy
With the theme of Financial Independence: Directing the Management of One’s Social Security Benefits, the forum will serve as a listening session that brings public awareness to disability and retirement policy stakeholders.
Through this dialogue, we will gain insight into how our representative payee policy affects the disability and retirement communities we currently serve and the potential affect it may have in the future.
You and your clients can learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/thirdparty/whatsnew.html.
Next Month is National Social Security Month
April is National Social Security Month and is dedicated to educating you and your clients about Social Security programs
During National Social Security Month, we encourage people to take control of their financial future with my
Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Create a my
Social Security account to check your earnings
history, confirm you have enough credits to retire, see an estimate of future benefits while still working,
or manage your monthly benefits once you begin receiving them. You can also check the status of your claim
or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card in many areas, and get an instant benefit verification
Encourage your clients to create a my
Social Security account today.
Social Security Celebrates National Women’s History Month
In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credits toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history.
Women face greater economic challenges in retirement. First, women tend to live longer than men. A woman who is 65 years old today can expect to live, on average, until about 87, while a 65-year-old man can expect to live, on average, until about 84. In addition, women often have lower lifetime earnings than men and may reach retirement with smaller pensions and other assets than men.
Encourage your clients to visit our webpages discussing issues especially pertinent to women at www.socialsecurity.gov/people/women.
And also share our “What Every Woman Should Know” publication at
With Each Contribution, You Make Our Nation Stronger
The Social Security taxes that we all pay are helping millions of Americans, including wounded warriors, the chronically ill, and people with disabilities. They also protect you and your family for life. Let your clients know that they are making a significant impact with each paycheck. If you die, your family (or future family) may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work as well.
If your clients would like to learn more about Social Security and exactly what they’re building for themselves by paying Social Security taxes, have them take a look at our online booklet, How You Earn Credits, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10072.html.
Facebook Live Event — National Consumer Protection Week
As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Social Security hosted a Facebook live event on March 8 with Lisa Schifferle, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission. The subject that Lisa covered was “How to Protect What’s Important to You.”
She opened by stating, “National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.
National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign bringing together government agencies with national organizations, plus state and local partners, to offer resources that help people learn about consumer protection issues.”
You and your clients can view the Facebook live event at www.facebook.com/socialsecurity/videos/10156447547365288/