Township of Neptune

MySocial Security

 

 

The Social Security Administration has expanded the services available with a My Social Securityaccount, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.  More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account.  Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.

 

Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients with a My Social Security Account can go online and get an official benefit verification letter instantlyThe benefit verification letter serves as proof of income to secure loans, mortgages and other housing, and state or local benefits.  Additionally, people use the letter to prove current Medicare health insurance coverage, retirement or disability status, and age.  People can print or save a customized letter.

Social Security processed nearly nine million requests for benefit verification letters in the past year.  This new online service allows people to conduct business with Social Security without having to visit an office or make a phone call, and very often wait for a letter to arrive in the mail.  It also will reduce the time spent by employees completing these requests and free them to focus on other workloads.

People age 18 and older can sign up for an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, they must be able to provide information about themselves and answers to questions that only they are likely to know.  After completing the secure verification process, people can create a My Social Securityaccount with a unique user name and password to access their information.

People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can sign up for a My Social Securityaccount to get a personalized online Social Security Statement.  The online Statement provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement.  In addition, the portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare. 

For more information, please go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Attached are .pdf copies of our public information materials that I hope you will make available in your offices.  Each factsheet also is available online, so I hope you will place the following links on your community resources page if you have a website:

Finally, Social Security's local District Managers and Public Affairs Specialists would like to partner with you to help the community understand more about Social Security, especially the important resources available to everyone online at www.socialsecurity.gov.  Please let me know if you would like me to put your local District Manager or Public Affairs Specialist in touch with you.

 

David Vinokurov  District Manager - Trenton, NJ   Social Security Administration  Phone: 866-365-6009   FAX: 609-989-0471      WWW.SOCIALSECURITY.GOV