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We strive to keep you informed with accurate and helpful information. In addition to information we provide on our website at www.socialsecurity.gov, we also engage regularly on social media. We invite you to read our posts and share items of interest with your family and friends. 1. You can subscribe

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Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud during this pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this pandemic to steal their Medicare number, banking information,

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing male boater Wednesday night near the island of Culebra off Puerto Rico. “Suspending a search is never easy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this missing person,” said Capt. José Diaz, Sector San Juan acting commander. 

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rico man faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to trying to smuggle 3.76 million in cash by boat into the territory. Jerry Amill Kirkland-Marrero, 30, of Naguabo, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to conceal more than $100,000 on board a

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We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.  For example, as of March 2021, Social Security paid monthly retirement, disability, dependent or survivor’s benefits to 22,973 persons of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States

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CHRISTIANSTED — People in the U.S. Virgin Islands hoping that Hurricane Elsa would get close enough to the territory to effect heavy rainfall without the complimentary damaging winds — were disappointed to wake up and find that their cisterns hadn’t gotten a drop of new precipitation. Elsa passed by the

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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember from a 400-foot accommodation barge Monday, approximately 140 nautical miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the DP Superior Performance barge reporting a medical emergency

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BRIDGETOWN — Tropical Storm Elsa formed early this morning east of the Windward Islands and is expected to pass south of the U.S. Virgin Islands tomorrow, according to the latest forecast models. It is currently projected to pass 220 miles south of the U.S. Virgin Islands late tomorrow. “There is

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Celebrating the independence of the United States every year on July 4 is a point of joy and pride. For more than 85 years, the Social Security programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. We have three useful online tools to help you achieve the financial

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MIAMI — Forecasters have projected that a broad area of low pressure in the Atlantic, which is associated with a tropical wave, will become a tropical depression in the coming days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, in its morning report today, upgraded its forecast for the area of low

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