Applying Online for Social Security - Montgomery Advertiser
In “the good old days” applying for Social Security usually meant a trip to an often overcrowded and hectic Social Security field office to complete your application. That discomforting requirement gave way to applying for benefits over the phone after making an appointment to do so, which was definitely more efficient but still somewhat cumbersome and time consuming. Welcome to the 21st Century, when most of what you need to contact Social Security for, including applying for your retirement benefits, can be done online by creating your personal “my Social Security” account at www.ssa.gov/myaccount. This article appearing in the Montgomery Advertiser was written by Kylle’ D. McKinney, an Alabama Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, and provides everything you need to know about applying for your Social Security benefits online. The need to visit your local Social Security office to apply is, essentially, a thing of the past; applying for benefits online is, by far, the most efficient way to get your payments started. Click here to read more.
Also, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public advisory service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…