July 19–24 is my Social Security Week, and we're taking this opportunity to tell you and your clients how easy it is to open a safe and secure my Social Security account. Think of my Social Security as a control board for steering your retirement in the right direction. Once you log in, you can access multiple services and resources. For instance:
Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
Get an estimate of your future benefits if you're still working;
Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
Manage your benefits:
Change your address;
Start or change your direct deposit;
Get a replacement Medicare card; and
Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.
The success of last year's my Social Security Week has us even more excited this year. We'll be updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds with special information all week long. You can easily share your success on social media once you create your own secure account.
Luckily, you won't be alone. You and your clients can join the nearly 20 million people who are doing business with Social Security with the ease of my Social Security — the ever-evolving online service that is available 24/7. For tracking and estimating the retirement benefits you are entitled to, there's really no better way. Visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/ to create or manage your account today, and see why we've dedicated a whole week to one of our most powerful resources, my Social Security.
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