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FAQs - Social Security Administration

Find answers to your questions about Social Security benefits, eligibility, and services.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

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American Indian and Alaska Natives Information from the Social Security Administration

This page links to information about how to get a social security card and contact the Social Security Administration as well as to information about retirement, disability, survivors, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Review Date: September 14, 2012

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Benefits For Children With Disabilities

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Review Date: February 01, 2013

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Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for extra help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help Program is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify, an individual must be receiving Medicare and have limited resources and income.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

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Kids and Families: Social Security Administration

This site provides materials for parents, children, young adults and teachers to learn about Social Security and what it means to you.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

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National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

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Snapshot of Social Security Programs- (PDF)

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

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Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you are eligible for any Social Security programs. Information on how to apply for benefits is included.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

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Social Security Benefits For People Living With HIV/AIDS

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

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Social Security Disability Benefits

This booklet provides basic information on Social Security disability benefits, but is not intended to answer all questions. For specific information about your situation, contact a Social Security representative.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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Social Security Electronic Publications

Read or listen to the brochures and factsheets that provide up-to-date information on the Social Security program.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

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Social Security Information in Other Languages

Social Security offers public information materials in 15 languages other than English.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

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Social Security Office Locator

Use this locator to find a Social Security office in your zip code area.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

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Social Security Online

This Web site contains a complete directory of all of the information pamphlets and fact sheets that the Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes on its benefit programs, including retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income, survivors benefits, and information about the Social Security number.

Review Date: March 24, 2013

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Social Security: How We Decide If You Are Still Disabled

This page describes the process by which Social Security reviews the medical conditions of all people receiving disability benefits.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

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Social Security: If You Are Blind Or Have Low Vision—How We Can Help

If you are blind or have low vision, learn about special rules that allow you to receive Social Security benefits when you are unable to work.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

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Social Security: Information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

This page links to quick and easy access to Social Security information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

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Social Security: Retirement Benefits

Because Social Security is part of the retirement plans, this booklet was written to help you make sensible decisions about your retirement to include SSI.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

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Social Security: Understanding The Benefits

This booklet provides a general overview of the Social Security program and directs you to sources of further information.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

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Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

This booklet is not intended as a complete explanation of the Social Security program, but as a guide to those provisions that are, or can be, of particular interest to every woman.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

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Social Security: What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive disability benefits from Social Security.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

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Social Security: What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement or Survivors Benefits

This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive retirement or survivors benefits. Learn when and how your Social Security benefits are paid.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

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Social Security: Working While Disabled—How We Can Help

If you are getting disability benefits, we have good news for you. Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help you if you are interested in working.

Review Date: August 06, 2012

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Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI)

This booklet provides a general overview of the SSI program -- what SSI is, who can get it, and how to sign up for SSI.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

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Working While Disabled -- A Guide to Plans For Achieving Self-Support (PASS)

The job that you want should allow you to earn enough to reduce or eliminate your need for benefits provided under both the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. A plan is meant to help you obtain items, services, or skills you need to reach your goals.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

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You May Be Able To Get Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

This article outlines what Supplementary Security Income (SSI) is, who is eligible, how much you can get from SSI, and how that amount is determined based on income and property.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

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