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Response to NPR series

Recently, the National Public Radio aired a series on the topic of Social Security programs in America. This has prompted a response from agencies most familiar with Social Security. Below you will find a letter from the former Commissioners of the Social Security Administration and a letter from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. An […]

Free Cell Phone Service

A new program, Lifeline Assistance offers free cell phone service to those who qualify. An article in the Stockton Record on March 7, 2013 states that California residents who are a part of public assistance programs or earn less that $15,000 a year may qualify. An individual receiving help in the form of food stamps, […]

Social Security Announces New Features to “my Social Security”

On January 7, 2013, Social Security announced new features to my Social Security accounts online. An online service, my Social Security conveniently allows users to access their account information. Now the system has been expanded to include access to payment history, earnings record and a benefit verification letter. If you are a Social Security beneficiary, […]

Social Security Announces New Additions to Compassionate Allowance List

On December 6, 2012, the Social Security Administration announced that it would include an additional 35 conditions to its Compassionate Allowance list. These recent additions now bring the total number of Compassionate Allowance listings to 200. Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Adult Onset Huntington Disease Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Aplastic Anemia Beta Thalassemia Major Bilateral […]