Access my Social Security from your Home

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home.  With your personal my Social Security account, you can: Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits; Check the status of your … Continue reading Access my Social Security from your Home

Social Security’s Online Services are Ready for Business

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist During this time when our physical offices are closed to the public, you may wonder, “How can I get help from Social Security without visiting an office?”  You can find the answer at http://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, which links you to some of our most popular online services.  You can apply for retirement and disability benefits, appeal a decision, … Continue reading Social Security’s Online Services are Ready for Business

Social Security Honors our Military Heroes

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country.  Families, friends, and communities pause to remember the many great sacrifices of our military and ensure their legacy lives on in the freedoms we all enjoy.  We recognize these heroes who, in President Lincoln’s words, “gave the last full … Continue reading Social Security Honors our Military Heroes

Social Security Protects Your Investment

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.  In 2020, we will pay about one trillion dollars in Social Security benefits to roughly 65 million people. One of our most important responsibilities is to protect the hard-earned money you pay into Social Security, which … Continue reading Social Security Protects Your Investment

MiCAFE Client Story: Mr. H

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Do you have questions about your Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) benefits? Are you having trouble contacting your MDHHS caseworker? Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) might be able to help! Mr. H called MiCAFE because he was having trouble with his Medicaid benefits. Mr. H had been in the … Continue reading MiCAFE Client Story: Mr. H

It’s That Time of Year

By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan Well, we have made it through another winter. The snow has departed, and the smell of spring is in the air. Both people and animals are looking forward to getting outside and feeling the warm air. So, as we get ready to start another season of both work and pleasure what can we learn from our animal … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year

Eligibility for Spouse’s Benefits

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist With more than 80 years of service, the Social Security Administration has helped secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools that support you throughout life’s journey.  In May, we recognize Older Americans month and we encourage you to participate by learning about available Social Security benefits.  Did you know that you may be … Continue reading Eligibility for Spouse’s Benefits

Celebrating Nurses Internationally

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Economic Security at Elder Law of Michigan My sister is a nurse. I am very proud of her. She is one of the millions of men and women around the world who we celebrate today, on International Nurses Day. My sister works long hard hours, day and night, 12-hour shifts, sometimes without breaks, and often staying on longer than her shift allows. Her … Continue reading Celebrating Nurses Internationally

Social Security Supports Teachers

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4 through May 8 and honor all educators who prepare our students for the future.  We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful influence on their students.  That’s why we have easy to access, shareable online resources for teachers to engage students and educate them on Social … Continue reading Social Security Supports Teachers

Social Security to Announce Top Ten Baby Names

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Each May, Social Security releases the top 10 baby names of the previous year.  Along with a name, almost every newborn receives a Social Security number at birth. Your name is what makes you, you!  Your name is linked to your Social Security number, and it connects you to important national programs, such as disability, retirement, … Continue reading Social Security to Announce Top Ten Baby Names