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Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income with Social Security

September 17, 2020 • By

We pay monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people with disabilities who have low income and few resources, and people who are age 65 or older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

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Combatting Elder Abuse: It’s About Dignity

June 13, 2019 • By

This Saturday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), when people all over the world voice support for the rights and dignity of elders and opposition to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults. WEAAD is part of a global movement for “elder justice” that asserts the fundamental dignity and equality of older adults. […]

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Elder Abuse Detection and Prevention

June 11, 2018 • By

The statistics about elder abuse tell a troubling story. About five million seniors suffer from some form of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation each year, and older Americans lose more than $2.6 billion annually because of these crimes, according to the Administration for Community Living. 

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Preparation Starts with Information

August 7, 2017 • By

Your parents were there for you when you were born. They’ve been with you through the most important achievements of your life. Now it’s your turn to show them that they can count on you. As your parents get older, they may need help making decisions. When you volunteer to become a representative payee, you’re […]

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Another Way to Help You Secure Today and Tomorrow

May 22, 2017 • By

Social Security is with you through life’s journey. May is National Older American Awareness Month and we want to talk about one of the stages of our long journey together.

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2017 Brings New Changes to Full Retirement Age

January 6, 2017 • By

Every worker’s dream is to enjoy a secure retirement. Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. As the bells ring in the New Year, they also bring changes for new Social Security retirement beneficiaries. Full […]

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Learn the Signs, Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 16, 2016 • By

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools that provide a safety net throughout life’s journey. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day that reminds us how important it is to protect seniors in our communities.

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Teaming Up to Prevent Elder Abuse

June 13, 2016 • By

Elder abuse is an epidemic. Unfortunately, statistics show that the number of older Americans physically, mentally and financially exploited is rising.

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It’s Easy to Get Extra Help with Your Prescription Costs

April 21, 2016 • By

In times like these, every dollar counts. Some people qualify for big savings on their Medicare prescription drug costs and don’t even realize it! In fact, if you receive Medicare, you may be eligible for the Extra Help, which could save you about $4,000 per year on your monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. […]

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Private Retirement Benefits and Social Security Working Together

March 31, 2016 • By

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt said, “We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a […]

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