From July 19 – 25, Social Security will celebrate its second National my Social Security Week. Activities across the country will include email blasts, news articles, social media posts, posters and banners, registration events, and more!
Why all the activity? Because a personal my Social Security account is the most convenient way for people to access and manage their Social Security information online. Taking advantage of this convenient, cost-effective, and secure service allows workers to plan for their financial future and enables them to verify that their information on our records is correct. This is important since earnings are the basis for determining the amount of future retirement benefits. For people who already get Social Security benefits, my Social Security is the easiest and most convenient way to manage their benefits and get an instant benefit verification letter, change their direct deposit information, and much more.
As of April 2015, almost 19 million people have opened my Social Security accounts. In fact, someone opens a new my Social Security account every six seconds.
Join the millions and sign-up for your free my Social Security account this week. It’s the perfect time to open an account and start planning for retirement or managing your benefits online. You can sign up today at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.