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Social Security Presents America’s Favorite Baby Names for 2006(Aquí en Español)
Emily has been the most popular female name each year since 1996. Jacob has been the top male name since 1999. Sophia is new to the top ten for the first time and William returns after a one year absence. Elvis lives on at number 761.
In addition to a list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for 2006, there is a list of the most popular baby names for each state. Also, there is a list of the top 100 names for twins born in 2006. Jacob and Joshua are again the most popular twin’s names.
Social Security started compiling baby name lists in 1997. Today, the Social Security website offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.
This Mother’s Day, show someone you love how much you care
This Mother’s Day, Social Security is showing people how they can help their loved ones get assistance with their Medicare prescription drug costs. Extra help can pay part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments.
“The high cost of medicine can be a burden on people who have limited income and resources,” Astrue said. “This Mother’s Day show someone you love how much you care. Tell your loved ones about the extra help that is available to pay part of their Medicare prescription drug costs and then help them apply. The extra help could be worth more than $3,000 per year.”
To find out if a loved one is eligible, Social Security will need to know their income and the value of their savings, investments and real estate (other than the home they live in). To qualify for the extra help, they must be receiving Medicare and have:
Social Security has an easy-to-use online application at www.socialsecurity.gov that anyone -- family members, friends and caregivers -- can complete. People can also apply by phone at
To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit www.medicare.gov or call
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