Beginning April 14, 2003, the Social Security Administration’s
(SSA’s) website has a new look and a new address for its website,
Social Security Online.
- SSA’s redesigned website is:
- Easier to use, because the pages are set up so people
can find what they are looking for faster. The information
is arranged so that it directly relates to key events in peoples
lives, such as retirement, marriage, divorce, birth of a child
or death of a family member.
- More attractive, with a consistent look on every
page. The graphics and style look the same whether a person
is on the front page or on a sub-page.
- More accessible, because people with disabilities
can use specialty devices, such as screen readers, to see
and "hear" the pages.
- Social Security Online’s new name and look reinforce
the Agency’s commitment to providing everyone with choices in
ways of conducting business with SSA. Social Security Online
continues to offer a variety of online services that allow people
to access information and conduct business with SSA from the convenience
of their computers at any time. Some examples are:
- Benefits Planner – www.socialsecurity.gov/planners
-- The online Benefits Planner contains a Retirement
Planner, Disability Planner and Survivors Planner with valuable
information about retirement, disability and survivors benefits
and factors that can affect them.
- Social Security eNews – www.socialsecurity.gov/enews
-- eNews is an electronic newsletter available free to subscribers
through SSA’s Internet site.
- Benefit Verification Statement – www.socialsecurity.gov/beve
-- A convenient online service for people who get Social Security
or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits who may need
to request a letter from Social Security stating the amount
of their benefits or other information to show to another agency
to obtain services or other benefits.
- Request a Replacement Form SSA-1099, Social Security
Benefit Statement – www.socialsecurity.gov/1099
-- People who are receiving Social Security benefits can request
a replacement form SSA-1099 online for a summary of their last
year’s Social Security benefit payments.
- Social Security Online For Women – www.socialsecurity.gov/women
-- For Women provides basic Social Security program information
on retirement, survivors, disability and SSI benefits pertinent
- Multilanguage Gateway – www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage
-- A site providing information online in 15 different languages,
including useful information about Social Security programs
and SSA’s interpreter service.
- The Work Site – www.socialsecurity.gov/work
-- The site contains important information and support for disability
beneficiaries, employers, service providers, advocates and others
whose goal is to help those persons with disabilities work.
- Seguro Social en Español -- www.socialsecurity.gov/espanol
-- A comprehensive site providing valuable Social Security information
and services all in Spanish.
- The Kids Pages – www.socialsecurity.gov/kids
-- Social Security’s Kids & Family site is designed
specifically for young children, teens and their parents and
teachers, providing interactive games and tools to help them
learn about Social Security.
- History Page – www.socialsecurity.gov/history
-- It would be hard to find in one location a more complete
history of SSA and the programs it administers.
- SSA will continue to refine its website and add services
to keep up with demand and offer people more opportunities to
conduct business through the Internet. Conducting business online
makes most services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
and at a reduced cost to SSA.
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