Social Security

by Essie L. Landry- Public Affairs Specialist Social Security Administration Sierra West Area

With the arrival of the New Year, many people take the opportunity to make life-changing decisions. No matter where you are in life’s journey Social Security is there. One of our priorities is sharing information to help you save time and put you in control. Our February columns and questions and answers segment is a testament of that commitment.

Easily Access Your Social Security Benefit Statement For 2017 – Social Security puts you in control of your finances and future. We have made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our online services. There’s no need to visit a field office.

Social Security Collaborates with America Saves Week – A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

To find out your full retirement age, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/retire/ageincrease.html.

To see your next payment date, create or log on to your my Social Security online account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and go to the “Benefits & Payments” section.

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