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.

 

Got questions regarding Social Security programs and procedures?

February 26, 2013

If you have questions regarding Social Security programs and procedures, you can find answers and general information quickly by searching our Frequently Asked Questions at www.socialsecurity.gov/faq.

 

 

If you receive SSI benefits, you must report your wages to us

February 20, 2013

If you receive SSI benefits, you must report your wages to us.

We offer a toll-free automated system that allows certain beneficiaries, their parents, or guardians, and representative payees to report wages for the prior month to us over the telephone. To learn more about telephone wage reporting, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-telephone-wage.htm.

You can also take or mail all pay stubs to your local Social Security office each month. Be sure to include pay stubs for overtime, vacation pay, and bonuses. Learn more about reporting your income at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10503.pdf .

 

 

If you change your name, you need to tell us

February 14, 2013

Tying the knot this Valentine's Day? If you change your name, you need to tell Social Security. That way you'll ensure your earnings are posted correctly to your Social Security records for purposes of calculating your future benefits. You'll also avoid a delay in your tax refund.  For more info, visit www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10002.pdf.

 

 

What we're doing to expedite disability claims

February 11, 2013

This Heart Health Month, read about what Social Security is doing to expedite disability claims form people with certain heart conditions.  We have added numerous heart conditions to our Compassionate Allowance list.

Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify medical conditions that and fast-tracks the disability decisions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years.

www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances 

 

 

I did not apply for Medicare when I turned 65. Can I still apply?

February 8, 2013

I did not apply for Medicare when I turned 65. Can I still apply?

Yes, but only during specific enrollment periods. You can apply online for Medicare during the general enrollment period from January 1 through March 31 of each year.

You could be subject to a 10 percent premium penalty to the Part B monthly premium for each year you could have enrolled but did not. Learn more at http://faq.ssa.gov/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?QuestionID=3773.

 

 

Check the status of your pending claim

February 5, 2013

Do you have a Retirement, Survivor, or Disability application pending with us?

To check the status of your claim, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/claimstatus.