As America’s senior citizens become more tech savvy, the Social Security Administration has put more and more of its services online, whether that means applying for benefits or replacing your Social Security card.
To tap into most of these services, you’ll need to create a my Social Security account. This will let you receive personalized benefits based on your real earnings, access your latest statement and look at your earnings history.
You can also check the status of an application, change your address or sign up for direct deposit.
And if you’re a representative payee, you can use the site to complete representative payee accounting reports. Even if you aren’t receiving benefits, you can use the account to ask for a benefit verification letter.
Other online Social Security services include places where you can:
- Apply for retirement, Medicare, and disability benefits
- Apply for Supplemental Security Incomein some circumstances
- Appeal a medical decisionor a non-medical decision
- Find out what benefits you qualify for
- Calculate future benefits
- Learn full retirement age
- Block electronic accessto your Social Security information
You can click here for a complete listing of online services. And if you have additional questions about Social Security and protecting your assets, Gummer Elder Law can help.
We’ve spent years working with families like yours to ensure the money you’ve worked for stays with you as you get older. Contact us today to learn more.