Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program Webinar – "Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work"
Posted: June 11, 2013Join Ticket to Work Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET for an Introductory Work Incentives Webinar! Learn about employment support services that are available to you.
If you’re getting disability benefits, are age 18 through 64, and want to work, register here to attend this free event.
Social Security Inspector General Publishes Spring Report to Congress
Posted: June 6, 2013
The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General (IG) recently published its Spring Semiannual Report to Congress, which covers the period October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. The report includes the organization's most significant audit, investigative, and legal accomplishments. You can view a PDF of the report at SSA/OIG Spring Semiannual Report to Congress.
We invite you to share your thoughts to help us ensure this Semiannual Report is providing the information you need in a user-friendly format at Semiannual Report Feedback Survey.
New Mobile Site for Smart Phone Users
Posted: June 3, 2013
You're on the run, between meetings, and you need a quick answer to a Social Security question. Your computer's at the office and your laptop's at home. Where do you turn? To our new mobile website!
People visiting www.socialsecurity.gov by smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) are redirected to the agency's new mobile-friendly site. There, visitors can access a mobile-friendly version of Social Security’s frequently asked questions, an interactive guide to help people identify documents needed for a new or replacement Social Security card, and publications that they can easily read or listen to in both English and Spanish.
In addition, visitors to the new mobile site can learn how to create a personal my Social Security account to instantly get an online Social Security Statement or a benefit verification letter, learn more about Social Security’s award-winning online services, and connect with Social Security on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.Direct your smartphone to www.socialsecurity.gov.
Social Security Board of Trustees: No Change in Projected Year of Trust Fund Reserve Depletion
Posted: May 31, 2013
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year’s estimate, with 80 percent of benefits still payable.
In the 2013 Annual Report to Congress, the Trustees announced:
- The combined trust fund reserves are still growing and will continue to do so through 2020. Beginning with 2021, the cost of the program is projected to exceed income.
- The projected point at which the combined trust fund reserves will become depleted, if Congress does not act before then, comes in 2033 – the same as projected last year. At that time, there will be sufficient income coming in to pay 77 percent of scheduled benefits.
- The projected actuarial deficit over the 75-year long-range period is 2.72 percent of taxable payroll -- 0.05 percentage point larger than in last year’s report.
“The Social Security Trust Funds’ projected depletion dates have not changed, and three-fourths of benefits would still be payable after depletion. But the fact remains that Congress needs to act to ensure the long-term solvency of this vital program,” said Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. “The projected year for Disability Insurance Trust Fund depletion remains 2016, and legislative action is needed as soon as possible to address this financial imbalance.”
Welcome to Our Hub
Posted: May 22 2013
We're pleased to announce our new Social Media Hub at www.socialsecurity.gov/socialmedia. The hub will fill you in on how easy it is to sign up for free e-mails and texts that keep you informed when we update our web pages, as well as how you can connect with Social Security on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. You also can get information about our webinars, podcasts, and photoblog.
You can find the Social Media Hub and so much more directly off of our home page at www.socialsecurity.gov.
Social Security’s Ticket to Work program webinar
Posted: May 20, 2013
Are you a disability beneficiary, age 18 through 64, and interested in learning how to work and become financially independent? If so, watch Social Security’s webinar, “Ticket to Work for People Who Have a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment,” on May 22, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET. Sign up here to attend: https://www.chooseworkttw.net/wise/jsp/wise.jsp
New Mobile Site for Smart Phone Users
Posted: May 6, 2013
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is offering a new mobile optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country. People visiting the agency’s website, www.socialsecurity.gov via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will be redirected to the agency’s new mobile-friendly site. Once there, visitors can access a mobile version of Social Security’s Frequently Asked Questions, an interactive Social Security number (SSN) decision tree to help people identify documents needed for a new/replacement SSN card, and mobile publications which they can listen to in both English and Spanish right on their phone.
“We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the American people and the launch of our new mobile site helps reinforce our online presence and adaptability to advances in technology,” Acting Commissioner Colvin said. “I encourage all smartphone users looking for Social Security information to take advantage of our new mobile site.”
In addition, visitors to the new mobile site can learn how to create a personal my Social Security account to get an online Social Security Statement, learn more about Social Security’s award-winning online services, and connect with Social Security on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. For people unable to complete their Social Security business online or over the telephone, the agency also unveiled a new mobile field office locator. The new mobile office locator has the capability to provide turn-by-turn directions to the nearest Social Security office based on information entered by the person.
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