The Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers all kinds of services to the American people. Whether you’re in need of retirement, disability, or survivors’ benefits, the SSA is the place you should go to get them. But what specifically can contacting the SSA do for you? Below is a list of just some of the reasons you might be interested in talking to the SSA: If … [Read more...] about Why Would You Need to Contact the SSA?
Here are some of the top healthcare and disability headlines for August 18–24 Gay Couples Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits, U.S. Decides The Justice Department recently announced that same-sex married couples living in states that did not recognize their unions and who previously filed claims for Social Security benefits will now be able to collect payments. In the … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Social Security Benefits Now Available to Married Gay Couples, New Tableware Made Specifically for People with Dementia, Music Has Positive Influence on Exercise
Farida Bedwei of Ghana is proof that disability doesn’t mean disadvantage. At the young age of one, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. But today she’s become not only a beacon of hope in her country, but also a successful software engineer and influential businesswoman in her own right. Bedwei … [Read more...] about Finding Her Own Way: Ghana Woman with Cerebral Palsy Makes Groundbreaking New Software
Here are some of the top healthcare and disability headlines for August 10–17. Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Social Security Benefits for Women, Low-Income Seniors According to a questionnaire submitted to the AFL-CIO, Hillary Clinton wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and low-income seniors by “enhancing [the program] to meet new realities.” … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Clinton Wants to Improve Social Security for Women and Low-Income Seniors, Millions of Americans Suffer From Chronic Pain, Yelp to Introduce Info on Doctors and Hospitals
Today is August 14, 2015. And in case you didn’t know, today marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security program. Few Americans alive today can remember a time before Social Security existed, so in honor of this momentous day, here’s a list of some Social Security facts that you maybe didn’t know . . . The Social Security retirement program was enacted under Franklin … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Social Security!