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Take Care of Your Social Security Business Online

Have you ever thought you might need to visit a Social Security office?  Chances are you do not.  You can probably conduct your business with us without even leaving your home.  Our online services page at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices provides you a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer.  You can even apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare online.

Social Security Supports Teachers Online

The past year has been difficult for everyone, including educators and their students.  Our nation’s teachers have adapted, pivoted, and provided for their students in ways they had never imagined possible.  This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2 through May 8, and honor all educators who prepare our children for the future. 

Outreach to Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

People who struggle with low-income, limited English proficiency, homelessness, or with mental illness have historically relied on meeting with us in person at our local offices to get the help they need.  Currently, Social Security offices are open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions.   

Social Security and Protecting Elders From Scams

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15.  On this day, and throughout the month, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people. 

Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity.  Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Eligibility For Spouse’s Benefits

Social Security helps you secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools that support you throughout life’s journey.  If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record.

Replacement Or Corrected Social Security Cards During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions.However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail.  Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card.  Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough. 

American Parkinson Disease Association Announces New Information & Referral Center in South Florida

MIAMI, – The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), the largest grassroots organization dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) across the country through a network of Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers, announces today the opening of a new APDA I&R Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Center will serve the South Florida area, from Palm Beach Gardens to Miami, with a special focus on the Spanish-speaking community. The I&R Center joins APDA’s South Florida Chapter in serving people with PD in Southern Florida.

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