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Equitable Relief for Medicare Enrollment and Disenrollment

May 3, 2022 • By

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is providing equitable relief to individuals who could not submit premium Part A or Part B enrollment or disenrollment requests timely due to challenges contacting us by phone. This relief applies to the 2022 General Enrollment Period, Initial Enrollment Period, and Special Enrollment Period. If you were unable […]

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Providing Greater Access to Our Services

April 25, 2022 • By

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We continue to welcome people back to our offices for in-person service with or without an appointment. As we help more people in person, we want to highlight the best ways and times to access our services by phone or in person. We also encourage you to visit our website to conduct your business online […]

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Building a Better SSA.gov

April 18, 2022 • By

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We are excited to share a preview of our new website coming this year. SSA.gov is one of our most important tools for providing service. You told us we need to make it simpler and easier to use. So, we created a new design. It was shaped by information we gathered from customer interviews. We […]

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Social Security Administration to Resume In-Person Services at Local Social Security Offices

April 4, 2022 • By

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I am pleased to announce that local Social Security offices will restore in-person services, including for people without an appointment, on April 7, 2022. To avoid waiting in line, I strongly encourage people who can, to use our online services, call us, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without an appointment. Phone […]

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Social Security to Offer Self-Attestation of Sex Marker in Social Security Number Records

March 31, 2022 • By

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Today, Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the Social Security will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. We anticipate this option will be available in the fall of 2022. “The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring the fair treatment […]

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The Latest on Our Reentry Plans

March 14, 2022 • By

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I’m excited that, starting in early April, we will add more in-person appointments and offer in-person service for people without an appointment. During the pandemic, millions of people used our secure and convenient online services, and received help by phone and in our offices by appointment. For people who can access our services online or […]

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HeartBrothers Foundation is Spreading the Word About Compassionate Allowances

February 17, 2022 • By

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People diagnosed with heart failure face a challenging health journey—and the last thing they should have to worry about is finances. Many heart failure patients rely on Social Security disability benefits to help cover living expenses while they can’t work to support themselves and their families. That’s why it’s so important for people with heart […]

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Tax Season: What To Know If You Get Social Security or Supplemental Security Income

February 8, 2022 • By

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It’s tax season once again. It’s important to read this blog even if your earnings or benefits don’t require you to file a federal tax return. You may be entitled to special tax credits that can mean extra cash to help you with expenses. These tax credits are available even if you receive Supplemental Security […]

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease and How to Address Them

February 3, 2022 • By

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the brain cells that produce dopamine—a chemical messenger in the brain which helps control movement. When the brain cannot produce enough dopamine, symptoms can appear: Motor (movement) symptoms include issues with balance, slowness of movement, and limb stiffness. Non-motor (non-movement) symptoms include anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and […]

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my Social Security: What to Know about Signing Up or Signing In

January 20, 2022 • By

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We want to help you get the services you need as quickly and safely as possible. Your personal my Social Security account is your gateway to doing business with us online. Whether you receive benefits now or in the future, you will want to create your personal my Social Security account or use the one you may already have. […]

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