Online Social Security Services
Popularity of Social Security Online Services
Today, with just a click of your computer's mouse button, you can bypass highway traffic and office waiting lines and conduct business with Social Security. Not surprisingly, this electronic service option is rapidly becoming a preferred way of doing business.
The numbers tell the story. In 2002, about 220,000 people completed Social Security transactions online; last year, that number rose to 611,000. The reason for this rapid growth of online business is clear – convenience , speed and security.
Services Available Online
Here are just a few of the things that people can do when they the Social Security website:
Screen For Benefits
Many people come to our website to see whether or not they qualify for benefits. This can be done quickly by using our Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool. You just need to answer a series of questions to determine if you are eligible for retirement, disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefits. You can also find out if you might be eligible for Medicare benefits. The entire process only takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
Apply For Benefits
You now can apply for retirement, disability and spouse's benefits over the Internet. Thousands of people have taken advantage of this convenient, easy way to apply for benefits.
Forecast Your Financial Future
Social Security's Benefits Planner is a convenient way to help plan your retirement or determine what benefits you or your family may qualify for in the unfortunate event of disability or death. Simply enter the estimated income for the years ahead to get an idea of what your benefit payments could be.
Get a Medicare Card Replaced
If your Medicare card has been lost, stolen or damaged, a new one is needed and can be replaced by visiting our website. This eliminates the need to call or visit an office.
Ease of Access
Remember, if you have business with Social Security any time in the near future, do yourself a favor and check out Social Security's online office before battling traffic and possible waiting lines.