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Social Security Administration Services Update and links to conduct business

Changes in Operations of Social Security Offices For the safety of our community, local Social Security offices will only be able to provide services over the phone or online. The Social Security Administration recommends that you first try to use their online services before calling for quicker results.

Hampton University Holds 2020 Spring Educational Staff Institute Virtually

Hampton University Holds 2020 Spring Educational Staff Institute Remotely HAMPTON, Va. (May 28, 2020) – In response to the changed scenario that makes social distancing a requirement to remain safe from the effects of the COVID-19 virus, Hampton University held its 2020 Spring Educational Staff Institute

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVORS BENEFITS

By Lizna OdhwaniSocial Security Public Affairs Specialist Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social

QUALIFYING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Norfolk, Va. We pay monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people with disabilities who have low income and few resources, and people who are age 65 or older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.  Income

Shaw University Developing Plan for Safe Return to Campus

Shaw University announced that a working group representing a wide cross-section of University units is developing a plan to ensure the safe return to campus for employees and students for fall 2020.  University leadership continues to be guided by directives from state and local government

CBCF TO HOST FIRST-EVER ALL DIGITAL ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

Conference originally scheduled September 16-20, 2020 will now feature online programming August 31-October 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today it will deliver its Annual Legislative Conference completely online later this year. The new format, Virtual ALC, will allow “attendees” to

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Norfolk, Va.  SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disablities and their families.  For this program, a child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled and medically eligible:  The child