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Many Miami-Dade seniors will soon have a new place to call home in District 11. Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Dr. Olga Maria Martinez Senior Center on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the facility's future site near Kendall Drive and SW 152 Avenue, starting at 10:30 a.m. Commissioner Martinez and Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers (LHANC) have collaborated on this project for some time, securing various sources of funding to make the senior center a reality. Commissioner Martinez assisted LHANC in acquiring the land to build the center, as well as $1.5 million in funding from a Community Development Block Grant and General Obligation Bonds. In addition, LHANC was awarded $2 million in grant money in 2008 from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Senior Capital Outlay Program.
Moving can be hectic. Some studies show that relocating is one of the greatest stresses we face in our lives. Whether you are moving nearby or across the country, don't forget Social Security if you are a beneficiary. Keep us in the loop with your updated information so we can make sure your benefits continue to arrive on time at your new address. Even if you get your benefits by direct deposit or Direct Express, or you are only receiving Medicare benefits, reporting your change of address to us still is important. Without your current mailing address, Social Security is unable to send you notices and other important correspondence about changes that could affect your benefits.
This January marks a historic moment: our Nations first baby boomers are turning 65. For many baby boomers, its time to hit the computer. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65.
New Look Makes Finding Popular Services Even Easier Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today unveiled the agency newly redesigned home page at: that will help visitors more quickly and easily find the information and services they need. One of the key features of the redesigned home page is a service channeling guide, which appears in the left hand column of the page. The guide links users directly to the most popular pages on Social Securitys web site -- the services visitors are most likely to want to use. “We set out to make Social Securitys new home page even easier for visitors to find the services and information they need", Commissioner Astrue said, and our new look reflects the useful feedback we received from the public during testing.
If you own a business and have employees, you know the law requires you to file W-2 forms each year for them. Depending on the size of your business and amount of time you have, that could leave you feeling like you're drowning in paperwork. But Social Security offers more than a life preserver,  we offer you a way to file your W-2s without any paper at all! File your W-2s the fast, convenient, and paperless way online.