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Thousands of people get monthly Social Security benefits in Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands.  Some need help managing their money.  When we receive information that indicates you need help, we will assign a representative payee to manage your benefits for you.  We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you.  A

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Tax season is approaching, and replacing your Benefit Statement for last year has never been easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of

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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP in the Virgin Islands has partnered with the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation to help residents stay fit. The local organization recently announced the opening of a sponsored outdoor fitness park at Altona Lagoon in Gallows Bay. “We have always worked to help Americans – especially

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Dear Editor: After COVID claimed more than 300,000 lives, Americans received word in December that two vaccines had been granted emergency authorization in the United States. Now, as the first Virgin Islanders have begun to receive their vaccinations, questions are emerging about who should get the first doses and how

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor wishes to advise the public that the Christmas Season is fast approaching and there are those among us who seek to prey on those in the community whom they consider vulnerable. The VIPD receives numerous calls from victims that have been victimized through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — AARP in The Virgin Islands has led the efforts for the passage of Complete Streets Legislation. On Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 33rd Legislatures’ Committee on Housing Transportation, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Hearing, Bill No. 33-0041and Amendment 33-681, which establishes the “Complete Streets Policy” in the construction

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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP in The Virgin Islands said it has been “advocating for revision and re-establishment of the Commission on Aging.” AARP in The Virgin Islands provided testimony in support of Bill No. 33-0367, an act amending the Virgin Islands Code to change the composition of the Commission on Aging, during a 33rd Legislature

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WASHINGTON — AARP is joining forces with the Colorado-based charity Wish of a Lifetime to help older adults fulfill their lifelong dreams. Since its founding in 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has made over two thousand wishes come true for older residents of all 50 states and D.C. It has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Council on the Arts has been named a recipient of the 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant, one of 184 grantees selected in the United States. The grant is to be used to expand the Yacht Haven Public Arts Initiative. This initiative gave five local artists the opportunity to

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CHRISTIANSTED — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP in The Virgin Islands is providing information and resources to help older Virgin Islanders and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others. The Governor of the Virgin Islands Albert Bryan

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