The Social Security Administration (SSA) has added a new feature to its website. It is called “my Social Security” and can be found at http://www.ssa.gov/ by using the “my Social Security” menu option at the top of the page. Since this is a new feature, the SSA is requiring all previous users to set up a new account as the old password will no longer work.
This online account can be used 24/7 by current benefit recipients to receive their benefit verification letter, to check earnings history, benefits, make address or telephone changes, and make direct deposit changes.
If you are not currently receiving SS benefits, you can use this online account to review estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits, your earnings record, and an estimate of the SS and Medicare taxes you have paid.
To open your online account, you will need to answer a series of questions to verify your identity and to create a user name and password.
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