Now you can re­quest a new So­cial Se­cu­rity card on­line

Baltimore Sun - - BUSINESS MARYLAND - — Sarah Gantz

The So­cial Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion has launched an on­line ser­vice that al­lows Mary­lan­ders to re­place their So­cial Se­cu­rity card with­out go­ing to one of its of­fices. The on­line fea­ture is part of the agency’s con­sumer por­tal, so­cialse­cu­rity.gov/my­ac­count. Mary­land is one of the first states where the ser­vice is avail­able. The agency plans to roll out the ser­vice to other states later this year. The agency hopes that mak­ing more ser­vices avail­able on­line will im­prove ef­fi­ciency at its of­fices, by lead­ing to shorter wait times and free­ing up staff to fo­cus on cus­tomers with more in-depth needs, ac­cord­ing to a stat­ment. So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fi­cia­ries also can use the on­line por­tal to change their ad­dress, ad­just di­rect de­posit set­tings and ob­tain ben­e­fit ver­i­fi­ca­tion let­ters. The on­line por­tal can be used to re­quest a new Medi­care card too.

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