Five Ways ssa.gov Saves You Time

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Our online tools and services save you time and make your life easier.  Often, there’s no need to contact us.  Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier: With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, obtain … Continue reading Five Ways ssa.gov Saves You Time

Sign up for Medicare Part B Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.  Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage at secure.ssa.gov/acu/ophandler/loginSuccess if: You’re enrolled in Medicare Part A. You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period. You can complete form CMS-40B (Application for Enrollment in … Continue reading Sign up for Medicare Part B Online

Learn Online With Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators.  Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement or disability benefits.  This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience.  Showing young people that our programs help wounded warriors and … Continue reading Learn Online With Social Security

Three Ways to use Social Security Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using http://www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and specifically created for you. Here are three of our resources where you can find valuable information about your Social … Continue reading Three Ways to use Social Security Online

Apply Online for Medicare

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Did you know that you can apply online for Medicare, even if you are not ready to retire?  We can help you make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based on your individual and family circumstances.  Applying online can take less than 10 minutes.  There are no forms to sign and usually no … Continue reading Apply Online for Medicare

Top ten sites at Social Security for 2019

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist We provide our online services to improve our service to you. Here are our top 10 websites of 2019: Open your own personal my Social Security account, which will enable you to verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, obtain benefit verification letters, update your Social Security information if you receive benefits, and more at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. We’ve … Continue reading Top ten sites at Social Security for 2019

You Can Get Social With Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security means many different things to many different people. To a spouse who has lost their partner, it may mean a monthly check to help with childcare costs. For a wounded warrior, Social Security might mean a lifeline of income that improves their quality of life. And chances are, you’ll rely on us one day … Continue reading You Can Get Social With Social Security

Free up our time by using my Social Security

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Time is one of our most valuable commodities. That’s why at Social Security, we are constantly improving our online resources to make doing business with us easier and faster. With a my Social Security account, those receiving benefits can change their address and direct deposit information; get proof of their benefits; and request replacement documents, like a … Continue reading Free up our time by using my Social Security

Voting: Absentee and Accessibility

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Are you one of 7,503,397 registered voters in Michigan? If you want to verify your voter registration status, go to the Michigan Voter Information Center. There you will find two options to search: by Driver’s License number or your name (and additional details). ­You can then view important information such as the date and type of … Continue reading Voting: Absentee and Accessibility

Scams Come in Many Different Forms

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is at the forefront of keeping your online data secure, but you play a vital role in safeguarding your personal information too. Scammers commonly target people who are looking for Social Security program and benefit information. You might receive an advertisement in the mail, but it could be from a private company or even a … Continue reading Scams Come in Many Different Forms