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This article tells you the basics you need to know about of social security—specifically, where your tax dollars are going; how to become eligible; and when to apply. This material is from the Social Security Administration.
This article tells you about Social Security Disability Benefits. This article has information on how to apply, what to do if your disability benefits are terminated, and more. This article was composed by TexasLawHelp staff from excerpts from various SSA  publications. 
This article provides resources and links to explain how you may qualify for social security retirement benefits. This article was written by the Social Security Administration.
This article tells you about Social Security Benefits, SSDI benefits, and SSI benefits. It lets you know about how you would qualify for these benefits and the differences between each type of benefit. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides answer to questions that women may have in regards to social security. Specifically, what it should mean, how to change your name and how to prepare when you're ready to apply. This article is written by the Social Security Administration.
This article tells how state and federal health privacy laws give you the right to keep your medical records private and more. This article was written by the Office of the Attorney General.
This article about food stamp basics is adapted and exerpted from a fact sheet published by the Social Security Administration. It contains information and links to help you better understand and apply for food stamps, also known as SNAP benefits. 
This article contains information on Supplemental Security Income. Specifically, it contains information on how you qualify, how much you can get, how to apply, and more. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center.
This article provides information on  surprise medical bills and what to do about them as well as other information. This article is adapted from material created by the Texas Department of Insurance.  
This article provides information on mediation through the Texas Department of Insurance when you are challenging a surprise medical bill. It is excerpted from the web site of the Texas Department of Insurance.  
This article provides information how grandparents taking care of grandchildren can get access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. This is a federal program to provide money and help to needy families with dependent children. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services...
This article tells you about what happens with taxes when a person dies. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article provides information on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This material is excerpted from Your Texas Benefits, a website published by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
This article contains a manual with information and resources for grandparents and other nonparents caring for a child, including information about public benefits. This article was written by the Texas Kincare Task Force.   
This article provides information about The Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations. This article was provided by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  
This article answers questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is adapted from content written by the United States Department of Labor, in its Fact Sheet #77B: Protection for Individuals under the FMLA.
This article provides information about who needs life insurance, types of insurance, as well as other information. This article was provided by The Texas Department of insurance.
This article tells you about getting unemployment benefits, whether you are eligible and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides three solutions to appeal unemployment benefits, if you are denied. This article was written by Texas Workforce Commision. 
This article provides answers to eligibity for unemployment benefits. Specifically, it provides ongoing requirements and how to apply. This article was written by Texas Workforce Commission.