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A Lasting Way to Show Your Love

May 19, 2016 • By

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Springtime is upon us and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day may be but a memory and the storefront displays have moved on to new holidays, but you can still express your feelings in a meaningful way. A powerful way to prove your love is to show that you care about a family member […]

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Planning Now Cuts Back on Future Uncertainty

May 12, 2016 • By

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An old saying tells us that death and taxes are the only guarantees in life. While we know it’s inevitable, death is not something we like to think about. The loss of a loved one is overwhelming. It can leave you devastated, uncertain of what steps to take. This is especially true when you lose […]

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Social Security’s Commitment to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May 9, 2016 • By

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During the month of May, we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States. We celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the countless ways they enrich our nation. Like America, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its distinct cultures—each with its own vibrant […]

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A Special Arrival! Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

May 5, 2016 • By

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Just delivered! Social Security is happy to announce the arrival of the top baby names of 2015! For almost 20 years, we’ve been the authority on the most popular baby names based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. We reveal the top names for boys and girls each year, and our records date […]

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Shining a Light on your Lifetime Protection

April 28, 2016 • By

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The Hindu month of Chaitra, April 7 to May 7, is the first month of the Indian calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit.  The month starts with Ugadi/Yugadi, which marks the first day of the new calendar. Yuga means “age” and ādi means “beginning” — the beginning of a new age. During this […]

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

April 21, 2016 • By

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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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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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When Tragedy Occurs, Your Family Can Count on Us

April 11, 2016 • By

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Tragedy strikes without warning. For families who lose a wage earner, it can have a devastating financial impact in addition to the emotional one. Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says that Social Security touches the lives of every American, often in times of tragedy and uncertainty. It’s true. Our programs go beyond retirement and disability benefits. […]

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