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Useful Information You May Not Know About Social Security

Article submitted by the staff at Seniors Resource Guide.
For more information visit www.socialsecurity.gov

www.socialsecurity.gov/retire
This planner provides detailed information about Social Security retirement benefits under current law and points out things you may want to consider as you prepare for the future. You can even download a copy of Social Security’s Online Retirement Application CD.

www.socialsecurity.gov/faq
This webpage has answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Social Security. You also can visit these other government websites.

www.mymoney.gov
This site contains information on retirement planning, responding to life events and other important money-related issues. It also contains calculators for all of your financial planning needs.

www.sec.gov/investor/seniors.shtml
Are you looking for information about the investment options available to you as you enter retirement? The Securities and Exchange Commission has a wealth of information on different investment products and topics available at this website.

www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices/
Our website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security’s programs. There are a number of things you can do online.

Contacting Social Security

In addition to using our website, you can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We treat all calls confidentially. We can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. We can provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. (You can use our automated response system to tell us a new address or request a replacement Medicare card.) If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

We also want to make sure you receive accurate and courteous service. That is why we have a second Social Security representative monitor some telephone calls.

Posted December 2012 on www.SeniorsResourceGuide.com