Does Social Security Send Emails? Replace Your Medicare Card Online.

Q: Does Social Security send emails? A: Yes, but not routinely and not to ask you for information. These emails contain general information. Do not send personal information such as your birthdate or Social Security number by email. Social Security representatives can email general information when you phone with a question. When you call to…
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Recently Change Your Name?

Recently change your name? Is your name the same on your W-2 form as on your Social Security number (SSN) card?  If you need to update your name on your Social Security card, remember that doing so is free. Social Security does not charge a fee for Social Security number actions whether name change, replacement of a…
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Social Security Benefits And Citizenship

Q: I am a legal resident alien, working full-time and paying Social Security taxes on my earnings. Will I be able to receive Social Security benefits at retirement?  A: Yes, assuming you work long enough and meet all usual requirements. United States citizenship is not required to receive Social Security benefits. Your future retirement, or…
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Medicare Part D And Other Scam Warnings

The Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plan open enrollment period is from October 15 to December 7.    Part D open season is an important time. You should review your existing Part D plan to be sure it fits your needs. One that was previously good might not be your best choice now. Learn about…
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No Charge For SSN Update

Q:  I looked for instructions to change my name on my Social Security card and found a website that charged money for this. A friend said changing my name with SSA is free. Is it?  A:  Yes, it is free. Social Security does not charge a fee for Social Security number (SSN) card actions. See the…
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