Sunday, August 9, 2020

Social Security News

Social Security and Veterans Affairs Partnership Means Faster Disability Decisions for Veterans

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist The Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities.  Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, …

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS OCTOBER 15 – START REVIEWING YOUR PLAN

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist With more benefits, better choices and lower costs, the Social Security Administration is encouraging people with Medicare and their families to start reviewing drug and health plan coverage options for 2017.  The Medicare Open Enrollment Period started October 15 and will end December 7. Finding the right plan to work …

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Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2017

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased …

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Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names for 2015

By Kirk Larson Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names.  This marks the third year at number one for Noah and the second for Emma.  In Washington State the two top names are a little different. Oliver and Olivia are at the top.  Like a …

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