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Social Security Funded Until 2034, and About Three-Quarters Funded for the Long Term; Many Options to Address the Long-Term Shortfall

June 22, 2016 • By

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The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its 76th annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Social Security trust funds.  As a trustee of Social Security funds, I work with the other trustees to ensure the public is informed about the status of Social Security’s finances for the short term and […]

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Learn the Signs, Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 16, 2016 • By

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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

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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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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

May 30, 2016 • By

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Many people think that disability is something that happens to someone else. Unfortunately, disability is unpredictable and can happen to any person, at any age. Millions of Americans live with disabilities. Disability affects those afflicted and their families.

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Disability Application Scammers

April 25, 2016 • By

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is alerting people about the dangers of identity theft, specifically in instances where people have started an application for disability benefits. Scammers try to get personal information from applicants by pretending to help complete applications. For example, these scammers may ask you to give, or confirm, your Social Security number […]

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Working Together for the Common Good

April 18, 2016 • By

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Social Security emerged from the Great Depression to promote the economic security of our nation’s people. It provides security and peace of mind for America’s workers and their families. Social Security helps protect families against loss of income when the unexpected happens, such as a disability or the loss of a loved one. On May […]

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How We Review Your Disability Benefits

April 14, 2016 • By

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When you receive disability benefits, Social Security will periodically conduct a review of your condition to make sure you still qualify for blind or disability benefits. With the right information, you can be prepared when this happens. When your case comes up for review, we’ll send you a letter asking you to come to your […]

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You Can Help Us Enhance Our Disability Process

March 24, 2016 • By

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As a part of our commitment to bring you world-class services, Social Security is looking for ways to improve how we develop and evaluate medical evidence relating to severe limitations in attention, concentration, and persistence. The Social Security Act sets out a strict definition of disability. Our agency pays

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Social Security and the VA, Working Together for Our Heroes

March 7, 2016 • By

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Social Security honors those who have served in the U.S. military. We recognize the sacrifices these Americans made while serving our country. Often, their dedication comes at the expense of significant and lasting effects on themselves and their families. Social Security provides expedited processing of disability benefit applications for wounded warriors and veterans with a […]

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Ticket to Work Works

March 3, 2016 • By

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If you’re currently receiving Social Security disability benefits and you think you are ready to work, our Ticket to Work program can help. Ticket to Work is our free and voluntary program that helps you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other employment support services. This program is for individuals ages 18 to 64, […]

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