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 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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Changing Your Name With Social Security

Q: I am getting married this month and will change my name. When should I change my Social Security card? A: Congratulations. Correcting your name on your Social Security number card can be on your list of things to do after the honeymoon. The name on your Social Security card should be the same as…
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