Your Social Security To-Do List

Now that you’ve stopped dreaming of a white Christmas, you need a new dream to inspire you. Do you crave the spontaneity of unplanned travel combined with the relaxed pace of retirement? Here’s a To-Do list that can make that retirement dream a reality. 1) Sign up for a my Social Security Account The account…
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Estimate For Your Survivors – SSA Statement

Last week I wrote that Social Security survivors benefits were not included in the original 1935 Social Security Act but were considered so important that they were created as part of the 1939 Amendments. This changed Social Security from a retirement program only for individual workers into the family-based economic security program we have today.…
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Your My Social Security Password

Q: On long does a my Social Security password stay valid? A: Establishing your online my Social Security account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ allows immediate access to a growing number of services. You choose a personal username and password when creating your account. For security reasons, your password is valid for 6 months. If your password expires,…
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Social Security OIG Warns About Phishing Scheme

The Social Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) sent a national warning about an email phishing scheme late last week. The phishing attempt states that a problem might exist with the target person’s Social Security number (SSN) record and provides a link to a website intended to mimic the official Social Security website. Following…
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Internet Replacement SSN And My Social Security

my Social Security  is a secure online hub for doing business with Social Security, and 25 million people have created an account. Current Social Security beneficiaries can manage their account including address and direct deposit changes. They can also obtain a benefit verification letter and request a replacement SSA-1099. Medicare beneficiaries can request a replacement…
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