Commentary

Social Security’s Online Tools

We’re all becoming increasingly tech savvy- and so is the Social Security Administration (SSA).  It’s moved services online. From applying for Social Security benefits to replacing a card- the SSA has online tools to help.

To access most of the online services- you need to create a  mySocial Security account. This account allows you to receive personalized estimates of future benefits based on your real earnings- see your latest statement- and review your earnings history. You can also request a replacement Social Security card- check the status of an application- get direct deposit- or change your address. If you are a representative payee- you can use my Social Security to complete representative payee accounting reports. Even if you don’t get benefits- you can use the account to request a benefit verification letter.

In addition to my Social Security- other online services are available- including the following:

For a full run down of the online services available- click here.