Social security online, your first and best place to start | Local
Social security online, your first and best place to start |  Local

Social security online, your first and best place to start | Local

BRANDY CALDER

ELKO – More than likely you do not need to visit a social security office to shop with us. You may not need to call either. Our website for online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices gives you a wide range of self-service options that you can use on your phone, tablet or computer. You can even apply for retirement, disability or Medicare online.

You can get the most out of your online experience if you have a personal My Social Security account. With it you can:

– Get your social security statement right away.

– Request a Social Security Compensation Card in almost every state and District of Columbia.

Appeal a decision we have made regarding your claim.

– Find out if you are entitled to benefits.

Are you already receiving benefits? If so, you can use your personal My Social Security account to:

Get your Social Security, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit confirmation letter right away.

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– Check your information and benefit amounts.

Change address and telephone number.

Start or change your direct deposit.

– Request a replacement card for Medicare.

Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S immediately for the tax season.

– Report your salary if you work and receive disability benefit or SSI.

Create or log in to your personal My Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to take advantage of these user-friendly features.

Please share our online service page with family and friends who need this important information!

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