Saturday, July 4, 2020

Social Security News

Online Services Remain Available

Online Services Remain Available All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. Our secure and convenient online services remain …

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Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

From the Social Security Administration: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced yesterday. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI …

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Social Security Scam Alert

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is reporting scammers are impersonating SSA employees and calling citizens. The scammers use threatening language to warn unknown victims that they’ll face arrest or other legal action if they fail to call a phone number the scammer provides or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, the scammers …

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New Medicare Cards Protect Your Personal Information

New Medicare Cards Protect Your Personal Information By Kirk Larson, Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to help protect you and your clients from identity theft. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is removing Social …

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