If you have not already done so, you might consider signing up for a my Social Security account. This online tool provides all sorts of helpful services and information. With just a few clicks you can request a replacement Social Security card or Medicare card, get a benefit verification or proof of income letter, change your address, and set up or change your direct deposit account. Your personal my Social Security account even includes a secure message center where you can receive sensitive communications (with this service you can opt out of mailed notices to help protect your identity). For a quick overview of all that my Social Security can do for you, check out this video posted by the Social Security Administration.
Another great resource for Social Security information is The Seniors Trust. This program of The Citizen’s Assembly, anon-profit organization, is committed to protecting and expanding Social Security retirement benefits for every American senior. We believe the best way to do that is through passage of the Social Security Expansion Act. This comprehensive piece of legislation seeks to reform Social Security by expanding and strengthening benefits proven to reduce senior poverty, improving retirement security, and extending the solvency of this crucial program.