Changing Direct Deposit

Q: How long will it take Social Security to change my direct deposit account? A: This depends on computer processing dates during the month, your payment date and when you contact Social Security to report the change. Direct deposit is the term for electronically sending your benefit payment directly to your financial institution. Benefits should…
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Need A Replacement SSA-1099?

Q: For taxes, how do I replace my 1099 from Social Security? A: The SSA-1099 tax form is mailed each January to everyone receiving Social Security benefits. For tax purposes, it shows the total amount of benefits received by you from Social Security in the previous year. If a replacement 1099 is needed, the easiest…
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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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