By Delia De Mello
Social Security is here for you when you travel, whether you’re in the United States or in another country. Our online services page at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices provides you with a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer.
Through our online services, you can:
o Find out if you qualify for benefits.
o Apply for Social Security retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits.
o Get your Social Security Statement.
o Request a replacement Social Security card.
o Appeal a decision.
Do you receive Social Security benefits or Medicare? If so, you can create or log in to your personal my Social Security account to:
o Get your benefit verification letter.
o Check your information and benefit amount.
o Change your address and telephone number.
o Start or change your direct deposit.
o Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.
o Report your wages if you work and receive disability benefits or SSI.
Create a personal my Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to take advantage of these easy-to-use features. Also, please share our online services page with family and friends who need this important information.