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Is It Medicare or Medicaid?

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs. Let’s start with Medicare. Medicare is the … Continue reading Is It Medicare or Medicaid?

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Things to Think About Before Applying for Disability Benefits

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected happens. We are there for you when you finally stop working as well. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of American workers, primarily through retirement benefits. But we’re also there for you if the unexpected happens and a serious … Continue reading Things to Think About Before Applying for Disability Benefits

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Social Security’s Gift to Its Children

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. And we at Social Security know a thing or two about helping children. Typically, the hospital will ask new mothers if they want to apply for a Social Security number for their newborn. This is the easiest and fastest … Continue reading Social Security’s Gift to Its Children