Social Security

The Social Security Administration provides benefits such as Medicare, retirement, SSI, and SSDI. This section will help you connect to these benefits, learn more about what they are, and learn where you can get free help applying for them.

Social Services Help

Medicare Interactive

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Medicare Interactive (MI) is a free online tool designed to help you navigate Medicare and other kinds of insurance. The website includes lots of information about Medicare, including what it covers, programs to help with its costs, and rights and protections.

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Social Security Medicare

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Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 and older. You apply for Medicare at a Social Security Administration office or online. Click on the website to learn more about what it covers, to find care, and to apply for Medicare.

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Social Security Retirement

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Social Security Administration pays retirement benefits to people who worked and paid Social Security taxes. Benefits may start at age 62. Click on the website to learn more as you may want to wait until you are older to start collecting Social Security retirement.

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Social Security Ticket to Work

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Social Security's Ticket to Work supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work. Click on the website to learn more. The program is free and voluntary. Call the number for more info and to find the closest Ticket to Work program.

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SSI Supplemental Security Income

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Social Security Administration pays benefits to people who are disabled and low income without many resources. You apply for SSI benefits at a SSA office. It is a MYTH that people released from incarceration can receive a $1500 benefit because they are emotionally/mentally unprepared to work. It is also a MYTH that formerly incarcerated people are classified as a "disadvantaged minority." Click on the website for accurate info.

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