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What Did You Earn At Your First Job? Social Security Can Tell You

Ever wonder what you earned the year you worked your first job?Or perhaps any other year you worked?  We can tell you.  Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your future Social Security benefits.  We keep track of your earnings so we can pay you the benefits you’ve earned over your lifetime.  This is why reviewing your Social Security earnings record is so important.

Happy Birthday, Medicare! What Happens When You Turn 65

This July marks the 56th anniversary of Medicare.  Did you know you can apply for Medicare online even if you are not ready to start your retirement benefits?  Applying online can take less than 10 minutes.  There are no forms to sign and we usually require no additional documentation.  We’ll process your application and contact you if we need more information.

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. 

Three Ways to Achieve Independence With Social Security

Celebrating our nation’s independence every year on July 4 is a point of joy and pride.  For more than 85 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people.  We have three useful online tools to help you achieve the financial independence you deserve in retirement.

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.

Golden Passport Office to Resume Regular Operating Hours

MIAMI  —Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works’ (DTPW) Golden Passport office, located at the Stephen P. Clark Center (111 NW First Street), will resume its regular operating hours of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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. 

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