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Celebrating and Creating Independence with Social Security

July 2, 2020 • By

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On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s independence.  For nearly 85 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence.  We continue to make it easier for you to access our programs and benefits.  Today, applying online is a convenient way to apply for benefits.

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Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scam Alert  

April 6, 2020 • By

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Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud during this pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this pandemic to steal their Medicare number, banking information, or other personal data.

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Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

April 2, 2020 • By

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With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), being informed about your Medicare coverage is more important than ever. Medicare recently expanded its coverage of telehealth services. Telehealth enables beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. It also helps frontline clinicians stay safe themselves while […]

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Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

December 19, 2019 • By

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The National Association of State Treasurers created this guest blog to promote the use of ABLE accounts. SSA provides this post as a courtesy to help notify the public of ABLE accounts. SSA is not affiliated with and does not endorse the National Association of State Treasurers or its services.

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Medicare, A Simple Explanation

October 24, 2019 • By

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Social Security and Medicare are both programs that are household names, but do you know the true difference? Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for their family and friends. While Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Medicare provides health insurance.

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Once We Serve, We Always Serve

November 8, 2018 • By

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When I made the decision to enlist in the Army, I knew it was a lifetime commitment, whether I was in uniform or not. Once we serve, we always serve. The esprit de corps of the military— integrity, fellowship, and loyalty — is resolute in the veteran community. The core elements — commitment to country, […]

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Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

August 16, 2018 • By

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Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from […]

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Working While Disabled — Social Security Can Help

August 2, 2018 • By

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For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income. It’s a vital part of who they are – it gives them purpose and pride. It’s a connection to community. We’re here to help you get back to work if you’re disabled. If you’re getting Social Security disability benefits, we have good news for […]

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Social Security, A Source of Independence for Millions

July 3, 2018 • By

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On July 4, people in communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with neighbors, family, and friends. A strong community promotes independence by helping each other lead full and productive lives. Social Security has been helping people maintain a higher quality of life and a level of independence for over 80 years. Over those decades, we’ve […]

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You’ve Worked Hard for the Money — Now Protect It!

June 18, 2018 • By

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Most of us work hard to save and plan for our retirement. But there are people who work just as hard to take it away from us. Who are they? Phone scammers. While I was working from home the other day, my phone rang three times. A robotic voice told me that I was in […]

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