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The ADA Benefits All People, Not Just “Americans with Disabilities”

July 26, 2023 • By

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July 26, 2023, marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law protects millions of people with disabilities across the country. The Access Board is celebrating accessible design features encountered in everyday life that benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities. Read on to learn more! Ramps and […]

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Social Security’s Commitment to the LGBTQI+ Community

June 22, 2023 • By

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Every June, we commemorate Pride Month by honoring the LGBTQI+ community and celebrating diversity, love, and equality. Pride Month is also a perfect time to learn more about LGBTQI+ rights. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. The Obergefell decision […]

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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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Medicare for You: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

April 13, 2023 • By

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This is part two of our series on Medicare benefits. Did you miss the first blog? Please check it out here. Did you know you can save money on Medicare costs this year? The Inflation Reduction Act which President Biden signed into law in August 2022, will help you save money on Medicare prescription drug […]

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Medicare for You: What You Need to Know

April 6, 2023 • By

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We invited the Administrator to share helpful information on Medicare coverage. This is part 1 in the two-part series. Your health is important and needs to be protected. If you are 65 or older, or have certain disabilities, or End-Stage Renal Disease, you can get health care coverage through the Medicare program. You’ll get access […]

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Social Security 2023 Trustees Report

March 31, 2023 • By

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Today, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term  financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds.  Want to learn more? Read our press release.   Please share this information with your family and friends – and post it on social media.  Did you find this […]

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Statement by Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 9, 2023 • By

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The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The Budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share—all while […]

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Social Security’s Plain Language Is “An Excellent Model to Follow”

February 16, 2023 • By

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I know how important it is that we communicate information to you—and everyone—in a clear and concise way. Our programs and policies can sometimes be complex and difficult. This is why we strive to use plain language that is easy to read, understand, and use. I am proud to say that we achieved the highest […]

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Social Security Introduces New Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships

February 13, 2023 • By

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Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi appointed Richard Litsey as the Director for the Office of Native American Partnerships, the new Social Security Administration tribal office within the Office of the Commissioner. This office serves to elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will enhance the […]

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