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Apply Online for Medicare

Use this online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. You can apply for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if it needs more information. Otherwise you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail.

How to apply for your birth certificate as an adult living in Virginia: a comprehensive guide created by Blue Ridge Legal Services

This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia. It is intended to assist adults in obtaining their own birth certificates. This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia.

The Direct Express® Card: Safer than a Bank Account for your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

The Direct Express® card is a debit card you can use to get and spend your Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs (VA), Railroad Retirement or federal pension (OPM) benefits. You don’t need a bank account. With the Direct Express® card, your benefits are deposited directly onto your card in full, on time, every month. You can use the card to make purchases, pay bills or get cash at thousands of locations. And most transactions are free.

U.S. Social Security Administration Publications

Click above to go to a listing of publications available on the U.S. Social Security agency's website.

U.S. Social Security Administration Website

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Senior Citizen's Handbook

Click above to get more information about this topic from the Senior Citizen Handbook created by the Virginia State Bar.

U.S. Social Security Administration Publications

Click above to go to a listing of publications available on the U.S. Social Security agency's website.

U.S. Social Security Administration Website

Click above to enter the U.S. Social Security Administration's website to get more information about this topic.

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