Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the Nation’s social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs, commonly known as Social Security. It also administers the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind, and disabled. The Administration is responsible for studying the problems of poverty and economic insecurity among Americans and making recommendations on effective methods for solving these problems through social insurance. The Administration also assigns Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens and maintains earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers.
The SSA was established by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1946 (5 U.S. Code app.), effective July 16, 1946.
This material was condensed and edited from the SSA Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
Top 10 Most Requested Services - SSA a good place to start a search.
How to Apply for Services all key services listing.
Spanish (SSA) addresses welfare, meaning and use of your Social Security Number, and international information.
How to reach Social Security call 1-800-772-1213 or utilize other means at this site.
Feed Back ask questions or make comments to SSA.
About our agency (SSA) SSA History, Customer Service Standards, Press Releases, etc.
Documents in the News background information on news items.
Freedom of Information - SSA comprehensive discussion of this tool for getting information---also FAQs, search, site map, "top 10 requested sites", etc.
Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimate State (PEBES) using the PEBES request form (SSA-7004 INT) you can receive a report on your Social Security payments---estimates your future benefits and tells you how to qualify for same at no cost.
Medicare Premium Information Medicare rates and premiums.
Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Wage-Indexed Amounts - SSA automatic increases due to "COLA" changes.
Welfare Reform Information - SSA details how the recent Welfare Reform legislation affects your Social Security benefits.
Comparison of PRIOR LAW and the PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT OF 1996 (P.L. 104-193) easy to follow document comparison.
HHS Partner Gateway brings together health and human services benefit organizations in a format that can be more easily understood.
Healthfinder powerful health resource.
Consumer Health various health topics.
Research Findings discusses women's and children's health matters, mortality research and a unique listing of medical research matters.
Other Servers of Interest - SSA provides a listing of federal locations that may be of assistance---includes a link to the Railroad Retirement Board.
Facts & Figures statistical data, finances, SSA’s business plans---this site is about current and historical benefit data.
Fraud Reporting involves a call to 1-800-269-0271 to get started---callers may remain anonymous and information is confidential.
Office of Research, Evaluation & Statistics - SSA provides ongoing statistical data and research analyses of old-age, survivors, and disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.
Social Security Bulletin Abstracts newsletter-like piece that highlights studies, statistics, etc.---cost involved.
Chief Actuary - SSA deals with actuarial data.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research data and survey methods---notes HIV and AIDS costs and utilization.
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center (ADA) resource on disability documentation.
AHCPR Job Vacancy Announcements application procedures are also covered.
Guide for Employers - SSA help with your wage filing responsibilities.
"Short Course" - SSA annual reporting of wage particulars.
Social Security Handbook summarizes SSA's benefit programs.
Office of Acquisition and Grants Acquisition Information SSA allows you to view summaries of current acquisitions, download solicitations, and view other acquisition-related information.
CBDNet key publication of federal contract activities.
Evolution of the Social Security Act includes the Act and its changes, benefits legislation, welfare aspects, regulations, SSA rulings, etc.
Code of Federal Regulations - GPO Access enhances a rules search of the federal government’s executive departments and agencies.
FedLaw covers federal law.
Health Care Financing Administration explains medicare and medicaid.
About HCFA pays the medical bills of 72 million people!
Medicare Information - SSA links to Health Care Financing Administration, Medicare Premium Information, and Medicare Provider Listing---also addresses new rates and services by state.
Medicare State Query gives specifics on your region.
Making Medicare Choices AARP referring to posible changes in coverage.
International Policy and News - SSA involves the publicizing of various foreign countries’ social security programs.
Advisory Council on Social Security every four years the law requires that the Social Security Trust Funds be evaluated in terms of their commitments---the most recent report is at this site.
Railroad Retirement Board explains Social Security Benefits for railroad workers and their families.
The Concord Coalition entitlement reform information.
Social Security for the Young includes parents and teachers.
ETA Programs and Activities job training, employment services, etc.
Social Welfare - GPO Access survey document.
Retirement - GPO Accesssurvey document.
AARP - Women’s Issues answers basic questions for "women 45 and older."
Federal Dialup/Telnet Site Information lists over 100 Federal bulletin boards.