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Senior Scene® | January Issue
Check out these new My Social
Security features in the new year
By Blanca Taylor
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
2018 is here! It’s the New Year. There’s no better time to tell you about the new features we have in my Social Security. They not only save you time, but also put you in control of your retirement future.
There are a growing number of states
(and the District of Columbia) where, if
you’re a resident, you can request a re-
placement Social Security card online.
Our new online version of the Application for a Re- placement Social Security Card can make getting a replacement easy & stress free. It allows people to apply for a replacement card through my Social Secu- rity without traveling to a  eld of ce or card center, as long as you’re not requesting a name change or any other change to your card. We are working to add this capability to every state.
Your personal my Social Security account is se- cure & gives you ready access to your earnings re- cords, Social Security bene t estimates, & printable Statements. Those who already receive bene ts can
view their payment history, current sta- tus, & manage their bene ts.
Social Security has also made replacing your annual Bene t State- ment even easier. The Bene t State- ment (known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S) shows the amount of bene ts you received the previous year & is needed for  ling taxes. Now
you have the ability to download it using our online services. There’s no need to visit a  eld of ce. A re- placement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S is available after February 1 for the previous tax year.
If you don’t have a my Social Security account, creating a secure account is very easy to do & usually takes less than 15 mins.
Putting you in control of your future is a key part of securing today & tomorrow. With my Social Security, we give you the power to steer your future in the di- rection you deserve. SS
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