By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 23 2010 @ 01:59 PM EDT
Regional Public Affairs Office
Social Security Administration - New York Region
Cast Reprises Original Roles in New TV Spots
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today joined award-winning actress Patty Duke and the cast of her hit 1960s sitcom, The Patty Duke Show, to unveil Social Security’s newest online service – an application for Medicare benefits. This new online application, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is for people reaching the Medicare eligibility age of 65 who want to delay filing for Social Security retirement benefits. Currently about a half million Americans enroll in Medicare each year without applying for monthly benefits.