Tag: Social Security Administration

Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

Offers of bogus drugs to prevent or treat coronavirus infection. Websites selling fake vaccines. False promises of speedier receipt of government stimulus checks. This is the new face of fraud. With millions of Americans out of work and hunkered down at home because of the pandemic, twists on tried-and-true criminal techniques are flourishing. Multiple federal […]

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New Hurdles to Coronavirus Stimulus Appear for the Needy

In the sweeping economic recovery package that Congress passed last week, the federal government promised payments of up to $1,200 to most American adults, including those with little income or none at all. But millions of people most in need of help will face hurdles to getting the money they’ve been told is on the […]

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Coronavirus Is Closing Social Security Offices. Here’s How to Get Benefit Help.

The Social Security Administration operates a vast network of more than 1,200 offices around the country that help thousands of Americans every day with applications for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits. No more. Starting Tuesday, Social Security’s field office network will be closed to the public in most situations until further notice because of the […]

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After Days of Anxiety and Confusion, Government Workers Told to Stay Home

WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday began directing its employees to work from home, after a week of confusion as some workers were told to report to the office even as public health officials implored employers to keep people at home. Facing mounting criticism and anxiety from federal employees, the Trump administration on Sunday […]

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