Celebrating a decade of my Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we launched my Social Security?  Since then, 67 million people have signed up and benefited firsthand from the many secure and convenient self-service options.  We take great pride in providing this and all ofour services.  It’s part of how we help you secure today and tomorrow.

If you still don’t have a personal my Social Security account,you’re missing out. A secure account provides personalized tools for everyone, whether you receive benefits or not.  If you don’t currently receive benefits, you can:

Estimate your future benefits and compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits.
Get instant status of your Social Security application.
Review your work history.
Request a replacement Social Security card (in most states).
If you receive benefits, you can use your personal mySocial Security account to:
Get your instant benefit verification or proof of income letterfor Social Security, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Check your information and benefit amount.
Start or change your direct deposit.
Change your address and telephone number.
Request a replacement Medicare card.
Get an instant Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099) or SSA-1042S.
Report your wages if you work and receive disability benefits and SSI.

Visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount today and join the millions to take advantage of your own personal my Social Securityaccount.  Encourage your friends and family to sign up for their personal my Social Security account today.

Vonda Van
Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan.  You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at vonda.vantil@ssa.gov.