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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.

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.

Social Security’s Many Online Services

There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?”  The answer is more than likely yes, and you can find more information about our online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices.  Online, you can apply for retirement and disability benefits, appeal a decision, and do much more.

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. 

Social Security Honors Our Military Heroes

On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country.  As Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men [and women] have died to win them."  This is why families, friends, and communities come together to remember the great sacrifices of our military members and ensure their legacies live on. 

Financial Literacy Month, A Perfect Time to Plan For Your Future

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future.  Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan.  We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future. 

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.

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. 

New Fact Sheets Added to Your Online Statement

Your Social Security Statement tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits.  It also provides a record of your earnings history and other valuable information.  And now it’s even better!

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