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 physical disabilities.
"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
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 page.
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 and businesses.
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 and statistics,
are available at SSAs Internet site, Social Security
Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.
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