A New Name for a New Website
There is a new place to go -- www.socialsecurity.gov
-- to find a wealth of information about the Social Security Administration’s
(SSA’s) programs and services. SSA’s new Internet address takes you to
a redesigned website, "Social Security Online," with a fresh,
user-friendly look and feel. The website is easier to navigate, more attractive
and more accessible to all visitors, including people with visual or other
"Everything you want to know about Social Security is now easier
to find on SSA’s new website, www.socialsecurity.gov," said Jo Anne
Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security. "We’ve redesigned our
website so that it is better organized and easier for the public to conduct
Social Security business online. And our new address is more easily associated
with our agency."
One of the most popular Internet services offered by SSA is the online
benefits application, where people can apply for retirement, spouse’s
and disability benefits via the Internet. This service -- found at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyforbenefits
-- allows people to conduct business with SSA at a time that is convenient
to them and from the comfort of their own home.
"Social Security’s programs touch the lives of nearly every person
in America, from the young to the old," said Commissioner Barnhart.
"www.socialsecurity.gov offers online services for children and retirees,
and for people at every stage of life in between."
socialsecurity.gov provides useful online services and valuable information
for all types of people, whether it’s:
a young adult first entering the workforce,
a new bride,
a new parent,
a person who has become disabled,
a family member who has lost a loved one, or
- an older person making the transition from work to retirement.
People of all ages and life situations can find an abundance of information
in SSA’s publications and Frequently Asked Questions, which can be found
easily at SSA’s new, simplified homepage.
Young children and teens can have fun and learn about Social Security
at www.socialsecurity.gov/kids -- SSA’s Kids and Family
Workers and people nearing retirement can get estimates of their future
Social Security benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners
by clicking on "calculators."
A free, monthly electronic newsletter, eNews, is available at www.socialsecurity.gov/enews
and can be received automatically with a simple online subscription.
People receiving disability benefits, employers and service providers
can visit The Work Site at www.socialsecurity.gov/work
for information about support programs geared towards helping people with
disabilities find employment.
Links at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices
cover the gamut of additional online services offered by Social Security,
from general services that anyone can use to specific services for beneficiaries
socialsecurity.gov replaces SSA’s former Internet address (www.ssa.gov),
but people can still get to Social Security Online with either address.
The old address will still work for those who have marked SSA’s website
as a favorite on their computers.
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NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS: A fact
sheet about the new website is attached.
Copies of most SSA press releases, as well as other Social Security information
are available at SSAs Internet site, Social Security Online,
Also look there for information on subscribing to SSAs
free electronic newsletter, Social Security eNews.
SSA Press Office 449 Altmeyer
Bldg. 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-8904 FAX 410-966-9973