New way to report earnings to Social Security
Social Security is pleased to announce that we are expanding our my Social Security online services to allow people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees to report wages securely online. Visit our website to learn more about my Social Security features and how to sign up.
Note: This service is not yet available for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients or for those who receive both SSDI and SSI benefits. We plan to add this capability in the future. SSI recipients should continue to report wages through SSI Mobile Wage Reporting, SSI Telephone Wage Reporting or visiting a local field office.
Social Security touches the life of nearly every American, often during times of personal hardship, transition, and uncertainty. By offering more options for interacting with us, we are leveraging technology to better serve the public.
Please share this information through your networks. As always, thank you for your interest in our programs and the people we serve!
2017 Trustees Report – Now Available
The Social Security Board of Trustees has released its annual report quantifying the long-term financial status of the Social Security trust funds. Please see the press release for details.
On Monday July 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, will discuss the Trustees Report and take questions during a live chat on our Facebook page.
We hope you can join us!
Social Security Welcomes New Acting Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
We are very pleased to announce that Social Security has a new Acting Associate Commissioner for External Affairs.
Robert (Bob) Patterson comes to Social Security with a wealth of experience in communications and public engagement.
He has served as Speechwriter and Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families with the Department of Health and Human Services, and Senior Speechwriter with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Most recently, Bob served as Vice President for Government Relations at the U.S. Business and Industry Council. His background also includes a wide range of experience in the private sector and academia as a policy expert, professor and op-ed contributor.
In the coming weeks and months, he will be contacting you about new opportunities to help us educate the public about their Social Security protections and the critical need for financial planning.
Please join us in wishing Bob success in his new position!
New Security Features for my Social Security
Social Security is adding a new requirement to protect the privacy of my Social Security customers. We will be alerting current my Social Security account holders of the change via direct email over the next few weeks.
Effective June 10, 2017, my Social Security customers will be required to use their cell phone or email account as a second means of identification for each registration and sign in. To learn more please visit the latest edition of Social Security Update online.
Along with this new improvement, we are enhancing the my Social Security portal to allow for “responsive design,” a technology that resizes the my Social Security content based on device screen size – such as tablets, smart phones, etc. All users, regardless of what type of device they use, will experience the same ease of use and full access to our portal.
Please help us spread the word about this important change through your networks.