Health Care

Social Security and the VA, Working Together for Our Heroes

March 7, 2016 • By

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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DoD Medical Data Available Almost Instantaneously

February 22, 2016 • By

Social Security is always finding new ways to provide world-class service. Social Security started receiving Service member, Veteran, and eligible family members medical records electronically from the Department of Defense (DoD) using health information technology (health IT) leveraging the eHealth Exchange. This latest improvement speeds processing times of disability applications. The disability case processing sites […]

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Social Security Is Important to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

February 8, 2016 • By

Happy Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is another opportunity for us to make New Year’s resolutions. For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, having a better understanding of Social Security should be on their list of things to do. I had to learn about many of Social Security’s programs very quickly a […]

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Get Covered: Enroll America

January 14, 2016 • By

The uninsured rate among African Americans remains incredibly high. According to the Urban Institute, despite historic gains in coverage during the first two Affordable Care Act open enrollment cycles, 1 out of every 10 African Americans (ages 18-64 years old) still live without healthcare coverage. Health insurance coverage increases access to quality medical care. Healthier individuals are more […]

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2015: The Year In Review

January 11, 2016 • By

2015 was a special year for Social Security – we launched our very first blog, “Social Security Matters.” This blog has helped us cover the issues and concerns that are most important to our beneficiaries and their families. Thank you for reading our blog and joining the conversation about Social Security. We look forward to […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Healthcare

December 11, 2015 • By

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Did you find something special for each person you hold dear? What about for you? When we focus on giving — of our time and with presents — it’s easy to forget about getting ourselves an important item. We seldom think about our own healthcare coverage during the holidays. […]

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