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.


Social Security is now hiring

Looking for a career that allows you to balance between work responsibilities and family life? Social Security is now hiring and we offer generous benefits, leave policies, flexible schedules, telework options and many special programs to support employees.


Survivor benefits

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you may be entitled to survivor benefits.


Retirement Age Calculator

Did you know that your “full retirement age” depends on your year of birth? Try our Retirement Age Calculator for information that’s specific to you. 


World Down Syndrome Day

If your child has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, we may be able to pay SSI benefits immediately. To learn more, visit Understanding Supplemental Security Income Expedited Payments.


It’s the first day of spring!

Spring into action and start preparing for retirement.  A good place to start is our online Retirement Estimator.


Filling out your brackets for “March Madness?”

While you’re online, sign up for a “my Social Security” account! If you are still working, you can access your earnings record, get estimates of your future benefits. And if you currently get benefits, you can instantly get a benefit verification letter!

Sign up for a “my Social Security” account today. It’s a slam dunk!


Business Services Online

Do you own a small business?  Check out our Business Services Online.


What is Section 504?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires Social Security to provide accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, ensuring access to our programs and services.


Get updates by email or text message

Have you noticed the red envelope on some of our webpages? Please, go ahead and click on it to sign up for emails and SMS/Text messages to notify you when we make updates to the page.


March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. If you are affected by colorectal cancer or large intestine cancer, you may qualify for our Compassionate Allowances program. This program provides a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information, allowing us to target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly. These cases are expedited through the disability decision process.


Agency Strategic Plan for FY 2014-2018

Social Security remains committed to providing efficient and compassionate service to the people we serve.  Today, we released our new Agency Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2014-2018. Our Plan lays out our objectives and the steps we will take to ensure we provide the world-class service you expect and deserve.  We want to thank those of you who contributed your ideas and recommendations about how we can help serve you better.


It’s daylight saving time

Don’t forget to “spring forward" and move your clocks ahead before going to bed tonight.

And if your plan this year is to spring forward into retirement, then save yourself time and energy by applying online. It’s convenient, quick, safe, and easy!

You can begin your retirement application online.


Social Security provides vital financial support

In 1935, when the Social Security Act became law, half of all elderly people in America lived in poverty. Today there are less than 10% living in poverty. For over 78 years, we have been providing vital financial support to retirees, the disabled, and their dependents.


Throw Back Thursday: Vintage poster from 1936

It’s Throw Back Thursday! Check out this vintage poster we distributed from 1936 to 1937 during the initial issuance of Social Security numbers through U.S. post offices.

Nowadays, people get their checks via direct deposit.  Technology sure has made getting your benefits easier! www.socialsecurity.gov/deposit

This original image, and many more like it, can be seen in our history page called “Public Information Materials.”

The page contains images of posters, pamphlets, and other materials that SSA has made available over the years as part of its various public information campaigns.


March is Women’s History Month

Social Security is neutral with respect to gender – we treat individuals with identical earnings histories the same in terms of benefits. Women represent 57 percent of all Social Security beneficiaries age 62 and older and approximately 68 percent of all beneficiaries age 85 and older. Therefore, the protections #SocialSecurity provides are crucial to women at retirement and all stages of life.

This Women’s History Month, share this message with the women in your life and help spread awareness about why #SocialSecurity is important to women.