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SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMING YOU ABOUT RECENT SCAMS

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams.  You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money

LEARN ONLINE WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators.  Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement or disability benefits.  This could be a way

WHEN SHOULD YOU START RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia We’re often asked, “What’s the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?”  The answer is:  there’s not a single “best age” for everyone.  The most important thing is to make an informed decision.  Base your decision about when to

3 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia+ There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and

3 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and

SEE YOUR LIFETIME EARNINGS WITH MY SOCIAL SECURITY

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Virginia Did you know you can see your work history online all the way back to your first job?  Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your Social Security benefits.  We keep track of your

SOCIAL SECURITY CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

By Social Security Administraiton  At SSA, we strive to deliver great customer service and easy-to-access information about our services.  If Spanish is your primary language, you can visit www.ssa.gov/espanol, our Spanish-language website.  There, you can find information about how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement,

Social Security’s Hearings Office Update

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we suspended face-to-face service to the public in our hearings offices nationwide.  While our hearing offices are closed to the public for in-person services, our staff is still available to answer your questions via our local hearing office general inquiries

A Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal

We announced the first of several steps the agency is taking to improve the public’s experience on its website. The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal, at www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/retirement<https://www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/retirement>, will help millions of people prepare for and apply for retirement. The redesigned portal will make it easier

Free Up Your Time to Stay Healthy with my Social Security

We observed Men’s Health Week from June 10 to 16. It’s important to make time for things that help us stay healthy and happy— spending time with people we care about, exercise, and recreation. Opening a my Social Security account online can help save time.