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Learn 5 Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 14, 2024 • By

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Each year, June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – promotes awareness about elder neglect and abuse. In the United States, an estimated 1 in 10 adults over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse each year. Nearly 80% of Social Security beneficiaries are 65 and older, and we want to […]

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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 7, 2024 • By

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June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the LGBTQI+ community and also celebrate diversity, love, and respect. We recognize same-sex marriages in all states, as well as some nonmarital legal relationships (such as some civil unions and domestic partnerships). This recognition is important to determine entitlement to benefits. Here are a few things […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Celebrates 50 Years as a Lifeline 

June 4, 2024 • By

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For 50 years, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been a lifeline to millions of people with disabilities, including children, and older adults with limited income and resources.   In 1972, President Nixon signed legislation creating the federal SSI program. In January 1974, Social Security issued the first monthly SSI payments. A half century later, approximately 7.5 […]

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On the Go? You Can Still Use Social Security Online When Traveling

May 30, 2024 • By

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Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Through our online services, you can:   Find out if you qualify for […]

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Structurally Disabled: A Qualitative Study of Structural Contributors to Disability

May 29, 2024 • By

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In 1935, Social Security was born of an intention to provide economic security for the people of the United States. Even then, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins noted that the first iteration of Social Security would not be complete. Social Security has been amended multiple times over the years to improve the program and extend […]

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National Foster Care Month

May 23, 2024 • By

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May is National Foster Care Month and a time to focus on the nearly 370,000 children and youth in foster care in America.  Many of these children and youth often face a multitude of social, emotional, and financial challenges growing up. The challenges are greater for children of color, who are disproportionately represented in the […]

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Social Security Video Connect: Connect with Us from Anywhere

May 21, 2024 • By

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We are always thinking of ways to make doing business with us easier. With our Social Security Video Connect option, you can conduct business with us using video on your personal device, from your preferred location. Social Security Video Connect is available for: No-change replacement Social Security cards (U.S. citizens only). Date of birth corrections […]

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How Connecting to Benefits Programs Can Save You Money 

May 16, 2024 • By

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The cost of aging in America is on the rise. Social Security provides retirees with a stable income. Unfortunately, it’s not always enough to cover the costs of health care, food, housing, and utilities. When the cost of living rises faster than your income, it can be difficult to make ends meet in retirement.  A […]

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Olivia and Liam reign supreme — 2023 Most Popular Baby Names

May 10, 2024 • By

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Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names, with 2023 being the fifth consecutive year that parents have chosen the monikers for their little ones.  Also, for the fifth consecutive year, Noah took the second slot for boys, and Emma for girls.  Only one new name appeared in the Top 10 lists […]

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Social Security to Expand Access to SSI Program by Updating Definition of a Public Assistance Household

May 9, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration recently published a final rule, “Expand the Definition of a Public Assistance Household.” This final rule announces one of several updates to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness, and to […]

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