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Certain Disability Payments and Workers’ Compensation May Affect Your Social Security Benefits

January 17, 2020 • By

Many people working nowadays have more than one job. This means they have several sources of income. It’s important to keep in mind that having multiple sources of income can sometimes affect your Social Security benefits; but, it depends on the source. Disability payments from private sources, such as private pensions or insurance benefits, don’t […]

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Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

December 19, 2019 • By

The National Association of State Treasurers created this guest blog to promote the use of ABLE accounts. SSA provides this post as a courtesy to help notify the public of ABLE accounts. SSA is not affiliated with and does not endorse the National Association of State Treasurers or its services.

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Social Security Covers Children Battling Cancer

September 27, 2019 • By

The effects of cancer on our society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with the disease. Sadly, thousands of people under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children. We honor the courage of children who are battling the many […]

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Social Security’s Definition of Disability

August 1, 2019 • By

This month marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Disability affects millions of Americans. It can inhibit peoples’ quality of life and their ability to earn a living. Social Security is here to help you and your family, […]

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Lifting Up the Voices of Social Security Beneficiaries

July 18, 2019 • By

Elder Abuse is something most people don’t like to talk about. Yet, research shows that as many as two million elders are abused in the United States every year. With the help of our partners at Social Security, the National Center on Elder Abuse believes we can all find a solution to physical, emotional, sexual, […]

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Spreading the News About ABLE Accounts in the Disability Community

July 11, 2019 • By

On December 19th, 2019, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) will be five years old. Why are we excited? Because this five-year-old has influenced 41,000 people to open ABLE accounts that can earn tax-free income.

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Changes to California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

May 30, 2019 • By

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides monthly payments to people who have limited income and few resources. SSI is for people who are age 65 or older, as well as for those of any age, including children, who are blind or who have disabilities. People who have worked long enough may […]

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Social Security 2019 Trustees Report

April 22, 2019 • By

Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds. The combined funds reserves are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of scheduled benefits payable […]

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You Can Help Social Security Make a Difference

December 20, 2018 • By

This holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our less fortunate and most vulnerable citizens. Life is unpredictable, and everyone is susceptible to experiencing homelessness. It can happen to people in our community — like colleagues and military veterans. It can affect close friends and even family members. It can also happen to […]

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Commemorating World AIDS Day

December 3, 2018 • By

Each year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. It is an opportunity to demonstrate our unity in the fight against HIV. Social Security is there throughout life’s journey. When disability strikes, we’re there providing you with benefits, tools, and information to support you when you need it most. If you have HIV/AIDS and […]

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