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    • Ticket To Work Helps People Regain Independence
      (NAPSI)—Millions of Americans get Social Security disability benefits yet want to work. They may be glad to know about a federal program that can help them enter the workforce while maintaining access to benefits. Thanks to Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, free employment support services help people prepare for work, find jobs or progress […]
    • Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
      The Statewide Council on Human Trafficking was created to support human trafficking victims by enhancing available care options. The 15-member Council, chaired by Attorney General Moody, builds on existing state and local partnerships working to combat human trafficking. Introduction The 15-member Council chaired by Attorney General Moody, will build on existing state and local partnerships […]
    • Medicare, A Simple Explanation
      By Blanca Taylor Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security and Medicare are both programs that are household names, but do you know the true difference? Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for their family and friends. While Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, […]
    • Beware of False Social Security or medicare AdvertisEments
      By Blanca Taylor Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Scammers have become more aggressive and sophisticated in the digital age. With millions of people relying on Social Security and Medicare, scammers target audiences who are looking for legitimate program and benefit information. Scammers sometimes try to scare people into giving out their personal information. Never give […]
    • Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Threshold Met for Increased Federal Cost Share for Hurricane Irma
      On August 19, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff Fort Myers, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Hurricane Irma costs in Florida have reached $2.63 billion, triggering an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent. Along with this announcement, Governor DeSantis submitted a letter to President Trump officially requesting […]