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Stay informed about Social Security, retirement planning, financial security, consumer protection, careers and more.
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With a my Social Security account, you have unlimited options for managing your benefit decisions, all from the comfort and safety of home. Join AARP for a free webinar where we’ll discuss how to create your account and use it to locate online forms, opt out of mailers, change your address, and find resources that can help.
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people.  Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor.  Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.
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Our online services often allow you to do business with us without visiting a local office or calling.  Here are our top 10 webpages of 2020:
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If you receive a Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a "budget letter," a "benefits letter," a "proof of income letter," or a "proof of award letter," we have good news for you!  A new standardized Benefit Verification letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare.
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Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021.  Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).
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If you need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever.  Requesting a card replacement online is available if you live in the District of Columbia or one of the 45 states that can verify state ID information for us.  If you’re only requesting a replacement card and you’re making no changes, you may be able to use our free online service.
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The Social Security Administration has begun the initial rollout of its new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number (SSN) Verification (eCBSV) service.  The agency is rolling out the service to selected participants through 2020, and plans on expanding the number of users in 2021.
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In November, we show gratitude for the many things we are thankful for throughout the year.  Family usually tops the list.  The strong women in our lives are one of the central figures we appreciate.
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Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse in the U.S., and the average victim loses $120,000. We also know this crime is severely under-reported.
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