The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for providing many benefits to citizens that are eligible. They administer numerous programs such as SSI stimulus checks or insurance coverage to help U.S. citizens in times of need.
For instance, citizens who are elderly, living with a disability, terminally ill, or a surviving spouse or dependent. Many people assume that the Social Security Administration only deals with retirement benefits, but they offer many more opportunities for assistance through a variety of programs.
The Social Security Administration is responsible for assigning Social Security Numbers to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and workers from abroad. Social Security Numbers are unique and have nine digits. Every individual SSN is unique, and nobody will share the same number. In fact, there have been no numbers reused for an SSN in over 85 years.
Your SSN will be used to track your earnings over your lifetime, and it will also be used for a variety of other programs. For instance, employers, banks, landlords, and certain companies may use your Social Security Number to identify you. You will need to provide your SSN when you apply for a credit card or when you apply to rent a place to live.
Children who are beneficiaries will need their SSNs for their parents to claim them for a tax deduction. In most cases, an SSN can be used for taxes, although a taxpayer identification number may also be requested.
The SSA is responsible for managing numerous public assistance programs including:
· Spousal insurance
· Retirement insurance
· Health insurance
· Disability insurance
· Unemployment insurance
· Supplemental income
The amount of assistance you will be eligible to receive from the Social Security Administration will vary depending on you or your spouse’s income history. Typically, the more you have earned in wages, the more benefits you will be eligible to receive. However, there is a cap on the amount of assistance you can receive.
In addition to retirement benefits, the SSI office may also provide you with benefits through their Medicare health insurance program. Medicare Part A is free for most people who receive SSI benefits once they reach the age of eligibility and enroll in the program. There are numerous assistance programs available through the SSA that you may qualify to receive benefits from.
Continue reading about benefits you can get from the Social Security Administration including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).