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75 years of Social Security

August 25, 2010 - By James F. Martin

Social Security regional commissioner

This year we are be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Social Security. For 75 years, Social Security has been a cornerstone of our nation, touching the lives of many of you and the people you know.

We are there when workers unexpectedly lose their jobs due to disabling conditions or when they retire. Their dependents and survivors can count on us when their loved ones become disabled or deceased.

We are proud of our public service mission, and our highly dedicated employees are here to serve you. We will be with you during good times as well as during times of economic turmoil and uncertainty.

Whether you visit one of our field offices or call our toll free number at 800-772-1213, we take pride in the difference that we make in your community. It is our intent to provide you with competent, compassionate, and courteous service.

Many of you may choose to do your business with us over the Internet at www.social security.gov. Whether you're filing a benefit application or changing your address, be assured that our award winning Web site is safe, secure and easy to use. Visit our Web site today to see why it consistently earns the highest overall scores in satisfaction surveys by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

Enjoy the news articles in this special Social Security supplement. You will discover why, after 75 years, Social Security continues to be a family program for all ages.

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