Need A Letter Proving Your Benefit Amount? Easy.

Q: I need a letter proving the amount of my Social Security. How can I get this? A: When needed, benefit verification letters prove the amount of your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) income for any purpose whether you are applying for a mortgage loan, heating assistance or something else. Based on the information…
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National My Social Security Week

Regular readers are aware of my Social Security, a way to create your own personal, pin and password secured, account to access your own Social Security information whether you receive monthly benefits yet or not. Have you created your account yet? If not, today is a good time to do so. If you receive Social Security…
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A New Way To Replace Your Medicare Card Online

Today a Social Security Administration press release announced that now you can replace your Medicare card through your personal my Social Security account. In the release, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that Medicare beneficiaries can now obtain a replacement card if they have lost, damaged, or simply need to replace it…
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Receiving Social Security? Have You Moved?

When benefit amounts change for a person receiving either Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a letter is sent by regular Post Office mail telling the new amount and reasons for the change.  As routinely done, recently the Social Security Administration has been mailing letters to beneficiaries explaining the 2015 cost-of-living increase benefit changes.…
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Winter Weather – Is Your Social Security Office Open Today?

Areas of the country have already experienced cold temperatures and snowfalls that are earlier than expected for this time of year.   At one time or another severe weather or some unanticipated event can force a local Social Security office to unexpectedly close temporarily. Before traveling, consider going online to check the Office Closings page on…
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