Getting Ready For W-2 Time – Social Security Business Services Online

Are you an employer? Do you handle payroll services, whether for one business or many? Has your business registered to use the free Social Security Business Services Online (BSO) yet?  Use of BSO is free but registration is required. Although W-2 season may seem far away, now is a good time to prepare by making…
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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 Website Changes

Changes to the Social Security website took place last week, with the most important being to the homepage at www.socialsecurity.gov. Now, one menu box is used to reach all topics rather than the several topic boxes previously used. In addition to simplifying how to find information, related coding changes will speed up page loading and make the…
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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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A Question About Spousal Benefits

Q: I reach age 66 in August. A Social Security representative contacted me about my online retirement application. She said my wife could collect half of my amount when she reaches age 66 later this year and that she could later collect her own retirement at age 70. Is this correct? A: As a general…
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