February 2013

In case you missed it - the Social Security Administration has gone digital. No more paper benefit estimates. These are on-line 24/7. No more visits to the local office. Most transactions can be done on-line. And no more paper checks. By March all recipients must be on direct deposit. All of this is estimated to save $70 million a year. The best way to access the full range of information is to set up an account at http://ssa.gov/myaccount/ and yes you will need to set up a user ID and password.

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