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You Can Help Social Security Make a Difference

December 20, 2018 • By

"  "This holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our less fortunate and most vulnerable citizens.

Life is unpredictable, and everyone is susceptible to experiencing homelessness. It can happen to people in our community — like colleagues and military veterans. It can affect close friends and even family members. It can also happen to people who could be too proud to ask for help.

When homelessness happens, Social Security is there. We pay benefits to people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness and have accumulated enough credits from work to qualify through our disability program. Social Security also pays benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. SSI is a means-tested program for people with disabilities who meet the financial guidelines, but haven’t worked enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

People experiencing homelessness have the same rights and privileges when they apply for benefits as someone who has a permanent shelter. If a person is experiencing homelessness, their benefits can be deposited directly into a personal banking account or another electronic account. It can also be mailed to a third party. A relative or other third party can be assigned as their representative payee.

Our website offers vital information for people experiencing homelessness and their service providers. There, you can find information about housing and applications for Social Security benefits.

At Social Security, we are committed to be there with you throughout life’s journey. You can help us make a positive change in someone’s life. Please help us spread this message about our services. Share this information with your loved ones and anyone who could need it. Together, we can make a difference.

Happy Holidays.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Mahesh Vasavada

    Excellent as evermahesh

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  2. There's a Benevidez

    My daughter has been in dire needs these past few months. The payment center will not release her last backpay. If social security makes a difference and cares, maybe you should look into this. I’ve been trying for one year already. No one calls back and they always say they’re behind. After an initial letter was sent out to us on September 17, 2017. Hope others have a happy holiday.
    There’s a Benevidez for Doreen Mckinnon

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    • John

      Try writting to your Congressman.

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi. We are sorry to hear about your daughter’s situation. Unfortunately, her issue is a bit more than we can handle in this forum. For her security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that she continue to work with her local office. She can ask to speak to a manager on her next call or visit. We hope this is resolved soon.

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  3. hakan edis

    EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY ı have been sick since 9 months.
    liver cirrhosis and hepatid ensepoloti.I have reported to the ssa department by the Greek Consulate 6 months ago.various documents were requested.
    i sent it all.
    they told me within 12 months let you know urgent liver transplant needs to be done I’ve been waiting six months,12 months can not wait for emergency operation required.
    or you do my operation or turkey should do.see my paperwork and respond urgently.or wait for me to die..HAKAN EDİS .066-80-36-80

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    • Mary

      Nobody is responsible for you, other than you.

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Hakan. We are very sorry to hear about your condition. Unfortunately, your issue is a bit more than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that you continue to work with your local Federal Benefits Unit. You can ask to speak to a manager on your next call or contact. We hope this is resolved soon.

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  4. Nancy West

    With the supposed increase, I am getting less money than I have been Doesn’t make sense to me.

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Nancy. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. We hope this information is helpful.

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  5. Lesly Francois

    I put application for Madicare but what happen with my benefits who is pending.anyone please help understand what the difference.

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Lesly. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community to work with their local office on specific questions about their case. Thanks.

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      • Lesly Francois

        Thanks Ann for your advice happy holidays.

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  6. Mahesh Vasavada

    Excellent as ever

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  7. Mahesh Vasavads

    Excellent as ever

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  8. Terri

    I’ve been homeless 2 years been on waiting list for housing cause I don’t get enough for an apartment. I’m told you have to have 3 times the income ( $300 apartment need 900 coming in…. ) I’ve got life threatening illness without stability can’t have treatment I need. My medications resolve and break from the weather. I don’t have family don’t get enough to live….

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    • O.D

      why do people think social security is welfare you get out what you put in

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    • Dale

      What does this have to do with SS ????

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Terri. We are sorry to hear about your condition and situation. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community to work with their local Social Security office on specific questions about their case. Also, you may be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. To get information about services in your area and find out if you qualify, you will need to contact your state or local social services or welfare office. We hope this helps!

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  9. Larry Dobie Sherrod Sr

    Larry Dobie Sherrod Sr 1201 N Harrison Street apt 522 Wilmington 19806 cell 302 540 0202; social security called me a double dipper; and scaled me and took my money; loud speaker making negistive comment and treats; ask for a new social security Number because of fraud did not receive one; requesed sf4 and sf5; did not receive;

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    • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Larry. We are sorry to hear about your situation and experience. Unfortunately, your issue is a bit more than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that you continue to work with your local office. You can ask to speak to a manager on your next call or visit. We hope this helps.

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  10. Gary S.

    Thank You ?

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