What Social Security will do for you
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In 2009 Social Security resolves to …
Make it easy to plan your retirement online. The Retirement Estimator is rated the best online service in government. Just answer a few identifying questions and it will use your earnings record to automatically give you an accurate estimate of your future retirement benefits. You can play around with variables (such as when you’d like to retire and how much you expect to earn in the future) to see different retirement amounts ó www. socialsecurity.gov/estimator.
Make it easier to apply for retirement benefits online. Because the improved application is streamlined and only shows questions applicable to you, it can take as little as 15 minutes to complete the entire application ó www. socialsecurity.gov/r&m2.htm
Make it easier to keep up on the latest news about Social Security. Receive an e-mail alert each time new information is added to the Web site by subscribing to updates. Just click on the red envelope at the top of the page.
You also can subscribe to the electronic newsletter, Social Security eNews, to receive news as it happens. Subscribe by going to www.socialsecurity.gov/enews and selecting the “subscribe” link at the right of the page.Make it easier for you to do your business with us. Social Security now offers many of its most popular services online at www.socialsecurity. gov. You can also call toll free at 1-800-772-1213 and use our automated services or talk to a representative. And you can always stop in at your local Social Security office.In 2009, and for many years to come, Social Security resolves to help you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov.