PSA Campaigns for Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employee contributions.
Social Security is part of almost everyone’s life. Social Security protects more than 154 million workers and pays benefits to more than 44 million people. Monthly retirement benefits are paid to more than 30 million retired workers and their family members. More than 9 out of 10 Americans who are age 65 or older either get Social Security benefits or will be eligible to receive them when they or their spouses retire.
Survivors benefits, currently paid to 7 million Americans, are paid to a deceased worker’s family and can help with financial problems that follow a worker’s death. The value of these monthly benefits is equivalent to a $354,000 life insurance policy.
Social Security pays disability benefits to workers if they have a severe physical or mental condition that prevents them from working for at least 12 months or results in death.
The agency includes 10 regional offices, 8 processing centers, approximately 1300 field offices, and 37 Teleservice Centers.
Current PSA Campaigns for Social Security Administration
Let them know the Supplemental Security Income program may be able to help. Having low income can mean making tough choices. Choosing between paying for food, or medication, or a place to live is a reality for many people. Your viewers may qualify for help from Supplemental Security Income, a program administered by Social Security. SSI provides monthly payments to people with low income and financial resources, who are 65 or older, or an adult or child with a disability or blindness. It’s money to help meet basic needs like putting food on the table, paying the rent, buying new shoes for growing feet, or getting help for medical needs. SSI makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Thank you in advance for helping your viewers discover this important financial assistance and where they can learn more.
TV and Radio English and Spanish PSA campaign information
For parents or caregivers with low or no income who care fora child with a physical or mental disability or who are blind, financial hardship can be difficult to escape. But help is available for those who qualify through the Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI.
SSI provides monthly cash payments to help meet a child’s or teenager’s basic needs for things like food, clothing, a place to live or disability-related needs. It’s money that can make a meaningful difference.
But more people need to know about the support that’s available. “The Life of a Child” :60 and :30 PSAs direct people to SSA.gov/SSIkids to learn if their child may qualify for SSI and how to apply. We hope you’ll help your audience discover this life-changing ?nancial assistance. Please scroll down to view and download the PSAs.
Past PSA Campaigns for Social Security Administration
Now more than ever, people all across America need better ways to get things done. Social Security has a great way to help them save time and get things done without venturing out.
An online account through my Social Security lets account holders see their personal record, manage existing benefits, get a proof of income, request a replacement Social Security card, and more — all from the comfort of home or on the go.
To spread the word about the helpful online services available, the Social Security Administration has developed “Save Time with my Social Security” TV and radio PSAs in :60, :30, and :15 lengths.
Scroll down to view and download, or find more information about Social Security’s programs and services at www.SocialSecurity.gov.
For over 80 years, Social Security has evolved to meet the changing needs of the people it serves. Today, Social Security offers an extensive array of online services that put people in control of their time and their Social Security benefits.
To demonstrate how Social Security’s online services are here to put control at viewers’ fingertips, Social Security has created a variety of new TV PSAs: “See What You Can Do Online” (:60 and :30 lengths), “Retire Online” (:15 length), “Estimate Your Benefits Online” (:15 length), “Manage Your Benefits Online” (:15 length), and “Planning with a ‘my Social Security’ Account” (:15 length).
Spanish language spots available as well in :30 and :60 lengths! Scroll down to view and download.
For more information about Social Security’s programs and services, visit www.socialsecurity.gov
Studies show that nearly half of Americans are not saving for the day they will no longer be working. What’s more, over the next 20 years, nearly 80 million baby boomers will retire, and most will depend on Social Security benefits for a substantial portion of their retirement income. If they do not plan for their future now, then older Americans will be forced to make financial sacrifices in what should be their golden years.
SSA’s newest TV PSAs entitled “Life’s Journey,” (:15 length), and “We Are There” (:60 and :30 lengths), show that Social Security provides benefits from the time we are born until the sunset of life. They also direct viewers to SSA’s website https://www.ssa.gov/ where viewers can manage their Social Security benefits.
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