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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Social Security Local Office Hours

Social Security offices are busy places at any time of year. There are several ways for you to contact Social Security.  To reach Social Security by telephone, call the national toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). SSA employees are available at these numbers from 7:00am – 7:00pm local time, standard business days, with some automated services…
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National My Social Security Week

If you receive Social Security benefits or have Medicare, you can use a mySocial Security online account to: 1. Get your benefit verification letter; 2. Check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record; 3. Change your address and phone number; and 4.Start or change direct deposit of your benefit payment.  If you do…
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My Social Security & Credit Reports

Q: I was unable to create a my Social Security account because I have a security freeze on my credit report. Why should this matter? A: As a protection for you, part of the process when you create your my Social Security account includes contact by Social Security with the credit report firm Experian to…
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