We understand that not everyone uses the same social media channels for sharing information. In this page, we highlight some of the messages we have shared with our Facebook fans and Pinterest followers.
See what's new for 2014December 27, 2013
We make learning the "numbers" easy. In 2014, you’ll need $1,200 of wages to earn one quarter of coverage.
Get the latest updates on Social Security benefits, income limits, and earning requirements for 2014.
Follow this recipe for a juicy retirementDecember 24, 2013
Whether it’s a roast, ham, or tamales, every great family holiday dinner follows a perfect recipe.
For a juicy retirement, you’ll need to follow a recipe too.
Ingredients: one part Social Security earnings, a dash of private pensions, a dollop of savings, and a sprig of investments.
Medicare general enrollment period is January 1 - March 31December 23, 2013
When I turned 65, I did not enroll in Medicare Part B. Can I still enroll?
Yes, during the Medicare general enrollment period, January 1 through March 31.
With some exceptions, a 10 percent premium penalty applies for each year you could have enrolled but didn’t do so.
It's the first day of winterDecember 21, 2013
Old Man Winter arrives today! He may bring some bad weather, but even he knows that in the 21st century, you can take care of most Social Security business online.
Got a burning question? Visit socialsecurity.gov/askDecember 20, 2013
Got a burning question about Social Security? Find quick answers and more in our frequently asked questions site.
Break the tradition of visiting a Social Security office. Visit us online!December 18, 2013
It’s time to break the tradition of trudging to an office when you need to do business with Social Security. Replace the old-fashioned way of doing business and embrace the easier, more convenient way — online!
Beware of phishing scamsDecember 17, 2013
Social Security will never send you an email or Facebook message asking you to share your personal information, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, or other private information. Beware of such phishing scams. Fraudsters are after your information so they can use it for their own benefit.
Social Security has a number of programs to help you return to workDecember 16, 2013
Nearly 40% of Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries express interest in working and Social Security has a number of programs to help them return to work. Our work incentiveprograms feature:
- continued cash benefits for a period of time while a beneficiary works;
- continued Medicare or Medicaid coverage; and
- education, training, and rehabilitation to start a new line of work.
Need a benefit verification letter? Get one online with "my Social Security"December 15, 2013
It’s Sunday and you just realized that you need a benefit verification letter for your important meeting Monday morning. Social Security has you covered! Sign up online for a “my Social Security” account today for immediate access to your benefit verification letter.
What would happen to your family if you died unexpectedly?December 13, 2013
Not many people like to think about it, but what would happen to your family if you died unexpectedly and they need financial help?
Check our emergency page local office closuresDecember 10, 2013
For much of the United States, this time of year means freezing temperatures and snowstorms. Before you head to a local office, check our emergency page to see if bad weather has forced any closings.
63 million Americans will receive a 1.5% increase in their monthly benefitsDecember 6, 2013
Next month, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2014 will kick in. Nearly 63 million Americans will receive a 1.5% increase in their monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
We got an “A” in Plain Writing from the Center for Plain LanguageDecember 5, 2013
We take great pride in our clear communication with the public, and it shows.
Social Security is 1 of 3 Federal agencies that received an “A” in Compliance with the Plain Writing Act and the only Federal agency to get an “A” for good examples of plain writing according to the Center for Plain Language.
Read about our commitment to plain writing.
Give our webinars a tryDecember 4, 2013
What’s a webinar you ask? It’s a seminar, over the web. Give it a try. They’re short, informative, and free from Social Security. You can learn and register for upcoming webinars or watch one that you missed.
If you enjoy Cyber Monday, you'll love “my Social Security”December 2, 2013
If you enjoy Cyber Monday and you love to take care of everyday tasks over the Internet, then you should definitely create a “my Social Security” account.You’ll be able to access your Social Security information. It’s free, it’s secure, it’s online… and it’s yours and yours alone!