MMAP and Social Security Administration Webinars

The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and the Social Security Administration are partnering on a monthly webinar series. Each month the Social Security Administration will present on a different topic. These events are free and open to the public. Whether you are a new recipient, caregiver, or professional organization, there promises to be something for everyone. Webinar Schedule and Topics …

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Helpful Links

Administration for Community Living (ACL): The official site of the agency that oversees federal policy concerning seniors, including the Older Americans Act. The site includes a listing of Area Agencies on Aging with web sites. – www.acl.gov American Society on Aging – www.asaging.org Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – www.cms.hhs.gov Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. – www.elderlawofmi.org Health …

Social Security Commissioner Saul Honored as a Top Influencer in Aging

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, recently received an honor as a 2020 Influencer in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue, a digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older.  The list honors advocates, researchers, and thought leaders who are changing how people collectively age and think about aging. Commissioner Saul earned the distinction for being an innovative …

Inspector General Warns Public About New Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam

Inspector General Warns Public About New Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefits because their offices are closed. The Social Security Office …

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications Recently, we launched a new Public Service Announcement campaign as our latest step to caution you about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The videos feature a message from our Commissioner, Andrew Saul. Along with our Office of the Inspector General, we continue to receive reports about fraudulent …

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist To Social Security Phone Scams Posted on January 9, 2020 by Tracy Lynge, Acting OIG Communications Director The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of …

Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2020

Press Release Thursday, October 10, 2019 For Immediate Release Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov News ReleaseSOCIAL SECURITY Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin …

Your Medicare Card

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail. If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance. It shows whether …

Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare?

Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare? “Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help. Contact Social Security to: See if you’re eligible for Medicare; Create a my Social Security account to do things like request a …

Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words or emblems that …