Mid-April features both Ex-Spouse Day and tax day. These two observances are extra important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses. And, you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his or her record.
There’s nothing like saying “goodbye” to old man winter and “hello” to budding green leaves and fresh flowers. Spring is here! One way we welcome the season is by celebrating Stress Awareness Month. Recognizing the sources of stress is the best way to understand how you can start eliminating factors in your life that put unnecessary strain on your body and mind. Did you know that stress, also called the “silent killer,” could cause heart disease and high blood pressure?
Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which improves the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have disabilities. We are proud to say that we’ve been helping people with disabilities for over 25 years. We also want you to see and hear from the people who rely on Social Security disability benefits to not just survive, but thrive, as active members of our communities. Our Faces and Facts of Disability website highlights the real life stories of people who have disabilities.
Homeless people in their 50s have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who are following 350 people who are homeless and aged 50 and older in Oakland. Their findings have been published online in The Gerontologist.