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Social Security’s Many Online Services

There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?”  The answer is more than likely yes, and you can find more information about our online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices.  Online, you can apply for retirement and disability benefits, appeal a decision, and do much more.

Athletes of the Year Return to 2020 Florida Senior Games

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the days count down to the registration deadline for the 2020 Florida Senior Games, a check of the registration database finds 14 previous Athletes of the Year registered, along with the 2019 Florida Senior Games Athletes of the Year, Peggy Peck and Ed Scheid.

Financial Literacy Month, A Perfect Time to Plan For Your Future

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future.  Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan.  We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future. 

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Strengthens Partnership With Scent Evidence K9 to Help Vulnerable Populations Stay Safe

TALLAHASSEE – Supporting the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis to keep Florida’s most vulnerable populations safe, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) is strengthening its partnership with Scent Evidence K9 through the distribution of additional Scent Preservation Kits® to caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Older adults with ADRD may have an increased tendency to wander and become lost. If that happens, proactive family safety measures, such as the Scent Preservation Kit®, are providing effective response systems to locate missing persons and return them to safety.

Department of Elder Affairs Announces Collier County as New Dementia-Caring Community

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) announced Collier County has joined the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative (DCCI) as the 15th DCCI Task Force and Dementia-Caring Community in Florida. DCCI implements a statewide effort to become more dementia-caring in order to support those living with dementia, their families, and their caregivers. Communities organize task forces to include professionals, advocates, and community members to increase education, awareness, and sensitivity regarding the needs of those living with dementia throughout their community.

Access Social Security From Just About Anywhere

You can access our programs and services from just about anywhere with your personal and secure my Social Security account.  It’s easy to sign up for one, and it will give you access to important information you can’t find anywhere else.  With your personal mySocial Security account, you can:

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