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Social Security Administration is offering series of online tools

For more than 85 years, the Social Security Administration’s programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking Americans. The SSA offers a series of useful online tools to help consumers achieve the financial independence they deserve in retirement. 

• my Social Security: Consumers are in control with the many services available online through my Social Security. Creating a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home or on the go. With your personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, review your earnings history, get personalized retirement benefit estimates, and 

check the status of your Social Security application or appeal. 

• If you already receive benefits, you can also request a replacement Social Security card, get a benefit verification letter or proof of income letter, set up or change your direct deposit, change your address, request a replacement Medicare card, and get a Social Security1099 form (SSA-1099). 

Consumers can also get answers to questions like: What is your full retirement age? How do you apply for Social Security retirement benefits? Do you have to pay taxes on Social Security benefits? Discover the answers to your Social Security-related questions at our Frequently Asked Questions page at 

• Social Security’s official blog: Stay informed about the SSA’ latest news, retirement planning tips, and other helpful information. Its blog at features messages direct from its commissioner as well as information from other experts. 

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