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"
- 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