Social Security

The Baltimore Social Security office at the Rotunda will close June 22, 2018.

Social Security is closing many local offices nationwide, perhaps as many as 125 since 2000. This makes it more difficult for the elderly and people with disablities to access services and get information.

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Social Security disability benefits may be available to wounded veterans and active duty military

Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

For veterans and active duty members of the military who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website at

Social Security Announces that It Can Get VA Medical Record Electronically

Veteran Health Records Now Available without Delay

Social Security is always finding new ways to provide world-class service. We now receive Veteran and eligible family member’s medical records electronically from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using health information technology (health IT).

Social Security Benefits to increase by .3 % in 2017

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent beginning in January 2017.  The new maximum monthly SSI payment will be $735 for an individual and $1,103 for a couple. The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) threshold for the non-blind disabled increases to $1,170/month. The Trial Work Period (TWP) threshold will be $840/month.

Social Security Trustees issue report on status of Social Security Trust Funds

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016, with 89 percent of benefits still payable.

The Social Security Administration's (SSA) Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011

From the Social Security Administration:

Our FY 2011 PAR combines our annual performance report with our audited financial statements to provide full disclosure of our financial and programmatic operations.  The report provides a discussion of our programs and organization, how we benefit the public, and our accomplishments and plans to achieve our mission.  It also provides an analysis of our financial position and a discussion of systems and controls.

Social Security offices hours reduced beginning Aug. 15, 2011

Announcement from SSA:

Budget Cuts Force Reduced Public Hours

Social Security Administration Online Beginning August 15, 2011, Social Security field offices nationwide will close to the

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