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Faster Disability Decisions for Veterans. 

Today, the Social Security Administration announces 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, speeding them and their dependents through this new process. Both agencies will save time and money with an automatic request through the eHealth Exchange.

January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — a national holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans, and he died during his efforts to make his dream a reality. Many people commemorate this holiday by serving their community and giving to others who may be less fortunate. In many ways, this is what Social Security does every day, all year long.

Social Security is always innovating and improving our technology to better serve you. In an effort to meet our goal to deliver innovative, quality services, we are improving how you can check the status of your Social Security benefit application online. Placing the “Application Status” feature behind our my Social Security portal provides a secure service delivery channel that will allow the Agency to provide detailed status information without requiring a confirmation number.

Some 58 retirees have been challenged to keep adding valuable service to their communities through avenues such as the mentoring of youngsters. The call was made at a Retiree Awards Gala by keynote speaker, Rev. Rohan Ambersley on Thursday, December 1 at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon. The event was organized by the Clarendon Health Services in an effort to recognize and award the retirees who had given up to 42 years of service to health care delivery within the parish.

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