Health Care

Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

August 27, 2020 • By

Processing disability claims quickly and accurately is important to us.  It is through this commitment to you that we use the Compassionate Allowances program to help us identify and fast-track cases where people have medical conditions and diseases that are most likely to meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

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A COVID-19 Update from Our Commissioner

March 19, 2020 • By

I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be […]

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Men’s Health and Social Security

June 16, 2017 • By

Father’s Day is a perfect time for focusing on health education and awareness, disease prevention, and family. Social Security encourages you to support fathers and friends everywhere in their efforts to stay healthy. The right balance of diet, exercise, regular visits to doctors and health care providers, and overall healthy living can go a long […]

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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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Generosity Begins at Home

December 22, 2016 • By

With the year coming to an end and the holidays upon us, I want to wish you and your family a healthy and safe holiday season. This is a time of reflection for all of us. A time to embrace the season’s spirit of generosity and selflessness. We like to give to our loved ones […]

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Celebrating Those Who Provide Care

December 21, 2016 • By

November was National Family Caregivers Month. In his Presidential Proclamation in celebration of caregivers, President Obama reminds us that our great nation was founded on the ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another. For millions of Americans, this concept is more than an ideal. It’s a day-to-day reality.

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Act Now! Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare

November 14, 2016 • By

Affordable healthcare is something that all Americans deserve. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of people and their families were at risk of financial ruin because they were uninsured. Health insurance companies could also deny health insurance coverage due to a preexisting condition like cancer or diabetes. Fortunately, you are now protected with the […]

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Lend a Helping Hand and You Can Make a Difference

July 21, 2016 • By

Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you live in a warm, safe place; the next moment you can find yourself without a roof over your head. Who do you turn to? Where can you go?

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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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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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