Five Ways ssa.gov Saves You Time

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Our online tools and services save you time and make your life easier.  Often, there’s no need to contact us.  Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier: With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, obtain … Continue reading Five Ways ssa.gov Saves You Time

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced a new phase of vaccination to start on Monday, Jan. 11.

Via Michigan State Police News Release Michiganders Over Age 65, Some Frontline Essential Workers Can Receive Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Monday Michigan entering next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced the state is moving to a new phase of vaccination on Monday, Jan. 11. MDHHS is moving forward with vaccination of Michiganders age 65 and older; frontline … Continue reading Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced a new phase of vaccination to start on Monday, Jan. 11.

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Ms. I

By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Ms. I. Ms. I was ready to retire and knew … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Ms. I

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Liseia Parisian Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that can be brought on by the changing of seasons and is sometimes called the “Autumn Blues” or the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD typically begins and ends roughly the same time every year. For most people, this type of depression starts in … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Social Security Spouse’s Benefits Explained

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important.  Here are a few things to remember when you’re planning for your retirement. Your spouse’s benefit amount could be up to 50 percent of your full retirement age benefit amount. If you qualify for a benefit from your own work history and a spouse’s record, we … Continue reading Social Security Spouse’s Benefits Explained

How to Replace a Missing Social Security Card Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist If you need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever.   Requesting a card replacement online is available if you live in the District of Columbia or one of the 45 states that can verify state ID information for us. If you’re only requesting … Continue reading How to Replace a Missing Social Security Card Online

Veterans and Active Duty Military Members Can Count On Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our country.  Our disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. Social Security is an important resource for military members who return home with injuries.  If you know a wounded veteran, please let them … Continue reading Veterans and Active Duty Military Members Can Count On Social Security

Sign up for Medicare Part B Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.  Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage at secure.ssa.gov/acu/ophandler/loginSuccess if: You’re enrolled in Medicare Part A. You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period. You can complete form CMS-40B (Application for Enrollment in … Continue reading Sign up for Medicare Part B Online

Social Security Program Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are many online resources about Social Security, so it is important that you come to us as the first place for answers.  You can find many of the answers about our programs and services on our Frequently Asked Questions page at faq.ssa.gov.  We feature our most-asked questions at the top of the page to help … Continue reading Social Security Program Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions