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New Updates to Our Warning About Social Security Phone Scams
The Inspector General for Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is again warning the public about widespread Social Security-related telephone scams. These scams may use sophisticated tactics to deceive them into providing sensitive information or money.The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has recently received reports of telephone scammers using real Social Security and OIG officials’ names — many of which are publicly available on our websites or through an online search. Other comm...

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Posted on April 19, 2021







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Do You Need A Mentor When You Leave the Military? Yes, Yes, YES!
Leaving the military? Have questions? Need answers?When you venture from the military back into civilian society, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, you learn you’re “not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”Having a mentor to show you the ropes about the town you want to go to – before you go – is crucial. Like an Army pathfinder or scout, a mentor knows the lay of the land, who the allies are, who the bad guys are, where the “landmines” are laid, etc.So, two questi...

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Posted on April 19, 2021







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Get Your New Standardized Benefit Verification Letter Online
If you receive a Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter,” we have good news for you! A new standardized Benefit Verification letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare.In addition to name, date of birth, and the benefits received, the new Benefit Verification letter includes o...

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Posted on April 15, 2021







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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Solid Start Program
Yes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Solid Start Program is calling!  Newly separated service members can expect three calls from qualified VA Solid Start representatives over their first year of separation to help them improve their transition. The VA will attempt to contact new veterans several times around 90, 180, and 365 days post-separation.VA Solid Start representatives will not ask for financial information and will only discuss topics veterans are comfortable with...

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Posted on April 15, 2021