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    WISER is pleased to share this message from the Social Security Administration in celebration of National Social Security Month.

    In April, we celebrate National Social Security Month, and highlight our agency’s mission and purpose. We’re with you throughout life’s journey — from birth, to marriage, and into retirement — and we’re always searching for ways to give you easy and secure access to everything we offer.

    We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control in how you wish to conduct business with us. Our online services help you plan for the future and keep you in control of your benefits. You can go online to:

    1. Find out if you qualify for benefits;

    2. Use our benefit planners to help you better understand your Social Security protection;

    3. Estimate your future retirement benefits to help you plan for your financial future;

    4. Retire online, or apply for Medicare quickly and easily

    Open your personal my Social Security. Your personal account is the most powerful tool to help you stay in control of your Social Security record. If you don’t receive benefits yet, you can:

    -Get your Social Security Statementto review your earnings, make sure they’re recorded correctly;

    -Get a benefit verification letter to prove you don’t receive Social Security benefits or that you applied but haven’t received an answer yet;

    -Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements; and

    -Check the status of your application or appeal a decision.

    If you receive benefits, you can:

    -Change your address and phone number;

    -Get a benefit verification letterto prove you receive Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare;

    -Start deposits or change your direct deposit information at any time;

    -Get a replacement Medicare card; and

    -Get a replacement Benefit Statement (SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S)for tax purposes.

    Do you own a business? You can also use our Business Services Onlinesuite to report employee wages and verify names and Social Security numbers for W-2s.

    Join us and celebrate National Social Security Month by seeing everything you can do online!

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    WISER is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women's retirement income. WISER creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a quarterly newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, divorce, pay equity, pensions, savings and investments, banking, home-ownership, long-term care and disability insurance.

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