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Social Security information is available in many ways, including Facebook Live as well as the Social Security's YouTube channel.

Social Security Tips & Info

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Social Security . . . Live

(June, 2018)

Social Security engages with the public in a number of ways. From news articles like this to blog posts, and printed publications to tweets, we try to speak to as many people, in as many ways, as we can. Our Facebook Live events give you concise information in an easy-to-follow conversation.

Here are the topics from recent Facebook Live events:

  • The Future of Social Security - Part 1. A conversation with Social Security's Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, about the future of Social Security. Mr. Goss discusses the 2017 Trustees Report, explains key facts, and highlights important dates.
  • The Future of Social Security – Part 2. Part two of a conversation with Social Security's Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, who answers viewer questions about Social Security’s trust funds, benefit programs, the Cost of Living Adjustment, and more.
  • How to Protect What's Important to You. National Consumer Protection Week 2018. Learn important consumer protection tips and how to safeguard your identity. The Federal Trade Commission shares information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to scammers.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Retirement. William "BJ" Jarrett, director of Social Security’s Office of Public and Employee Communications, and Marietta Jelks, editor in chief of the Consumer Action Handbook, cover several key topics that you need to know before you start receiving Social Security retirement benefits.

You can watch these videos and more on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SocialSecurity, or on our YouTube channel under the "Social Security Live!" playlist at www.youtube.com/SocialSecurity.

These videos present our programs in a way that is easy to access and understand, to help keep you informed. You can share them with friends and family who are curious about preparing for retirement or the many programs Social Security provides.


Maria Ortega

Maria Ortega is a Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration. Her weekly column on all things Social Security appears in the Sunday Edition of the Sun-Sentinel. She conducts speaking engagements about Social Security programs and is always available to address issues that may affect the public. She coordinates exhibits, fairs, conventions and seminars and serves as an Agency contact with news media, community organizations and advocacy groups.

Maria has agreed to let us reprint her articles here for your convenience.

Thank you Maria!


Social Security Tips & Info