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Mental Health First Aid Can Help Us All

May 18, 2023 • By

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought more than lockdowns, isolation, and severe illness – it also caused depression, anxiety, and other mental challenges in people of all ages. A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found 46% of adults age 65 and older felt their mental health was negatively affected by pandemic-related worries. Even […]

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Caring for Our Nation’s Veterans

May 9, 2023 • By

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Every May, we celebrate Military Caregivers Month. As our population continues to age, more people – including veterans – will need care. Caregivers are the backbone of long-term care – and being a caregiver is demanding. It can also be incredibly rewarding. Many caregivers cherish the opportunity to support their loved ones. As Dr. Jennifer […]

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Recognizing the Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

May 4, 2023 • By

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Social Security’s programs touch the lives of nearly every American. We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing barriers to ensure people eligible for our benefits receive them. We provide income security for the diverse populations we serve, including people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Many parents and caretakers of children with […]

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Help Someone You Know Apply for Social Security and More

April 20, 2023 • By

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Social Security helps people in all stages of life. We provide easy and convenient ways to learn about and apply for benefits. Using our online services, you can assist friends and family members to: Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Check if the person you are helping qualifies for SSI – and also apply – […]

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Black History Month and Social Security

February 9, 2023 • By

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February is National Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” focuses on Black Americans’ efforts to advocate for dignified, self-determined lives within our democratic society, while bringing attention to their achievements. Social Security is here to help you live freely and with dignity. Our retirement, survivors, and disability programs help millions plan for their […]

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Supporting Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

November 10, 2022 • By

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Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2022. Every year on this day, we honor all veterans who served our country and risked their lives to protect us. Our Wounded Warriors webpage is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries. If you know a wounded veteran, please let them know about […]

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Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

October 27, 2022 • By

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Everyday people with disabilities play an important role in a diverse and inclusive workforce. In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we’d like to tell you about Amy and her path to financial independence through work […]

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Helping Voters with Disabilities Participate in Our Democratic Process

October 6, 2022 • By

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During the 2022 midterm election, 38.3 million voters with disabilities will have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process. These voters may include you, one of your friends, or a family member. Voters with disabilities face unique obstacles when casting their ballots. The Help America Vote Act ensures that all voters with disabilities have […]

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How We Serve the Hispanic Community

September 22, 2022 • By

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Social Security strives to deliver great customer service and helpful information to everyone, including people who are more comfortable reading and speaking Spanish. Our Spanish-language website provides information about our programs and services. You can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for and manage benefits, and much more. You […]

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Sickle Cell Disease and Social Security

September 15, 2022 • By

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Did you know that September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a lifelong battle with pain and multiple medical complications that often result in shortened lifespans. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – and its member organizations – raise awareness to help find better treatments and a universal cure. SCD […]

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