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Social Security is on Instagram!

Social Security is excited to announce that we are now on Instagram! Instagram is an online community of over one billion users sharing life’s visual moments and video stories. From this channel, we will share stories and information about resources that can help you and your clients.

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Social Security fosters transparency, participation, and collaboration in our programs and operations. We develop, implement, and track progress on plans to make SSA more open and accountable to the public. We identify information of great use to the public and work across organizational boundaries within the agency to make the information available in readily accessible formats. We also facilitate and encourage the use of emerging collaborative technologies to foster broader citizen participation in government business.

We develop and publish SSA’s Open Government Plan every two years – the first in June 2010. Our Open Government Plan 4.1 included several high-profile agency projects and initiatives that utilize Open Government principles and techniques including our flagship initiative, the National Disability Forum. You can see the progress made by visiting our Plan Implementation Report.

We encourage you to visit our Open Government website often to learn about our efforts. You may also share your thoughts or suggestions through email at This email channel is not the place to send inquiries about any claims or other specific business you have with us. Please visit the Contact Social Security web page for multiple ways to contact the Social Security Administration.

SSA Open Government

Open Government LogoThe Social Security Administration is committed to creating an open and transparent government.