10 ways to use So­cial Se­cu­rity on­line

Have all your ques­tions an­swered from the com­fort of your com­puter or phone

Albuquerque Journal - - SENIOR LIVING - BY NI­COLE TIGGEMANN TRI­BUNE NEWS SER­VICE

Chances are good that you use the in­ter­net or a cell phone app ev­ery day. So­cial Se­cu­rity has you cov­ered. We’ve cre­ated on­line tools to make the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple eas­ier. We’ve put to­gether a top ten list of easy-to-use re­sources for you.

Want ac­cess to our lat­est news, re­tire­ment plan­ning tips, and help­ful in­for­ma­tion? So­cial Se­cu­rity Mat­ters is our blog at blog.so­cialse­cu­rity.gov. There, you can also con­nect with us on Face­book, Twit­ter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, where you can watch our pop­u­lar videos.

Our on­line cal­cu­la­tors, such as the Re­tire­ment Es­ti­ma­tor, the Life Ex­pectancy Cal­cu­la­tor, and the Early or Late Re­tire­ment Cal­cu­la­tor, can be found at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/plan­ners/cal­cu­la­tors.

Ap­ply for So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fits on­line. This is the fastest, most con­ve­nient way to ap­ply for re­tire­ment, spouses, dis­abil­ity, or Medi­care ben­e­fits with­out vis­it­ing a lo­cal of­fice or calling to speak to a rep­re­sen­ta­tive; we can be found on­line at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/ben­e­fits.

Lost or miss­ing your So­cial Se­cu­rity card? Find out how to get a new, re­place­ment, or cor­rected card at www.so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/ss­num­ber. In fact, you may be able to quickly re­quest a re­place­ment card on­line with a my So­cial Se­cu­rity ac­count, if you meet cer­tain qual­i­fi­ca­tions, at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/my­ac­count.

Ver­ify your an­nual earn­ings and re­view es­ti­mates of your fu­ture So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fits when you ac­cess your So­cial Secu-

rity State­ment, one of the many ser­vices avail­able with a my So­cial Se­cu­rity ac­count at www.so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/my­ac­count.

Do you have to pay taxes on So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fits? How do you ap­ply for So­cial Se­cu­rity re­tire­ment ben­e­fits? What is your full re­tire­ment age? Dis­cover the an­swers to your So­cial Se­cu­rity re­lated ques­tions at our Fre­quently Asked Ques­tions page at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/faq.

Do you own a busi­ness? The Busi­ness Ser­vices On­line Suite of Ser­vices al­lows or­ga­ni­za­tions, busi­nesses, in­di­vid­u­als, em­ploy­ers, at­tor­neys, non-at­tor­neys rep­re­sent­ing So­cial Se­cu­rity claimants, and third-par­ties to ex­change in­for­ma­tion with So­cial Se­cu­rity se­curely over the in­ter­net. Find it at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/bso/ser­vices.htm.

Have you dreamed of mov­ing abroad? Learn how So­cial Se­cu­rity makes in­ter­na­tional pay­ments and how you can do busi­ness with us from around the world at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/for­eign.

Are you a vet­eran? Are you at mid-ca­reer? Maybe you’re new to the work­force. Find out how we ful­fill your needs through life’s jour­ney on our Peo­ple Like Me page at www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/peo­ple.

If you like to read and pre­fer to know all the details, our pub­li­ca­tions web­page is a li­brary of help­ful in­for­ma­tion. Ac­cess it at www.so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/pubs.

We make things sim­ple, easy to use, and ben­e­fi­cial. And we’re al­ways here to help you se­cure to­day and to­mor­row, www. so­cialse­cu­rity.gov.

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