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SHARE THE GIFT OF SECURITY

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And you avoid the embarrassment …

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SOCIAL SECURITY COVERS YOU WHEN YOU’RE ABROAD

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist Social Security has you covered, even outside our nation’s borders. We’re with you through life’s journey, even if you’re traveling outside the United States. Many people who travel or live outside the country receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, …

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Social Security and Veterans Affairs Partnership Means Faster Disability Decisions for Veterans

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist The Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities.  Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, …

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS OCTOBER 15 – START REVIEWING YOUR PLAN

By Kirk Larson, Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist With more benefits, better choices and lower costs, the Social Security Administration is encouraging people with Medicare and their families to start reviewing drug and health plan coverage options for 2017.  The Medicare Open Enrollment Period started October 15 and will end December 7. Finding the right plan to work …

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