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Social Security Administration Launches a New Resource Tool

Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) expanded its available resource services with the launch of my Social Security account.

Using this online account, more than 60 million people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will now be able to immediately request and receive benefit verification letters online. Last year, SSA processed almost nine million benefit verification requests. Beneficiaries will also have access to their payment history and earnings record.

In addition to the benefit verification letter, Social Security beneficiaries can now start or change their direct deposit, and change their address using their my Social Security account. Individuals not receiving benefits can create a my Social Security account and quickly receive their online Social Security Statement.

Please join us in encouraging individuals age 18 or older to sign up for an account.

For more information, including sample Twitter and Facebook posts that you can use to spread the word with others, please see the press release on my Social Security account.