5 Ways Saves You Time

January 29, 2021 • By

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5 Ways Saves You TimeOur online tools and services save you time and make your life easier. Often, there’s no need to contact us. Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier:

1. With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, obtain benefit verification letters.

2. Need answers to your Social Security-related questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

3. You can complete and submit your online application for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes.

4. Access our publications library with online booklets and pamphlets, including audio versions, on key subjects.

5. Check out our Disability Benefits page to learn about our disability program and apply online for disability benefits.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  1. Levian A.

    Ho can I get a hard copy of what ss paid me for the year 2020 sent me?
    Thank you
    Levian AZ
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  2. anne g.

    Thanks for valuable information.It was an excellent article with full of value.
    I enjoyed it completely

    • Tom

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      Fwd: LOS ANGELES TIMES: Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic levels during COVID-19 pandemic

  3. Ann J.

    I want to stop having federal income tax deductions taken from my SS retirement check each month. How do I go about doing this, please. My taxable income for 2020 is $848.00. I would like to stop tax deductions. Thanks

  4. Billy R.

    I filed an application for part B Medicare online over a month ago. I haven’t received any notification of receipt from SSA yet.
    I have tried to get information online to no avail! I also been calling for past the week but can’t talk to anyone. After being transferred to a representative, the phone a few times, goes quite, then the call ends.
    I can understand the pandemic not allowing in person appointments however, we should be able to speak to someone.
    My private insurance ends this week, as I have retired and can’t get my prescriptions renewed without having to pay the entire cost.
    Is there a way to contact someone without using the 800 number that doesn’t seem to work?

    • S.D.

      Hi, Billy Ray. We apologize for your experience. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for details on how Social Security is still able to provide critical services. You can find the number to your local Social Security office using our Office Locator. We hope this helps!

  5. Kathy H.

    I am having trouble assessing my account and I need a replacement social security card.

    • S.D.

      Hi Kathy, thanks for using our blog. First, realize you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what’s important. However, if you cannot request a replacement card online, call your local office and request that we mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. If you need a replacement card, check out our Frequently Asked Question. We hope this helps.

  6. Michael S.

    I have seen that some people are entitled to $144 a month to your social security payments. How do you collect such benefits or who is eligible ?

    Thank you

    • V.V.

      Hi Michael, thanks for using our blog. If receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), most states provide medical assistance (Medicaid)- to pay for hospital stays, doctor bills, prescription drugs, and other health costs. In addition, some states provide a supplemental payment to certain SSI recipients. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services office. You can also visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web page for more information. Thanks.

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  8. Beverly J.

    If I’m resident in Michigan . Do I have apply for medicare plans in that state? If I live in another state for over 6mos.

    • V.V.

      Hi Beverly, thanks for using our blog. If you need information about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug plans, or the covered services, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit We hope this helps.

  9. Alfonzo b.

    Ho can I get a hard copy of what ss paid me for the year 2020 sent me?

    • V.V.

      Hi Alfonzo, thanks for using our blog. You may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. If that doesn’t work for you, you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  10. Jackie D.

    My Disabled Son just turned 18 in December. For the past 13 years we both were denied Assistance, Home Health, Modification of our Vehicle. The state of Tennessee wants to Control his money and put him in a Adult Living when he graduates high school. I don’t want him to go there because I am worried about his safety and High Risk to Covid 19. I really believe he doesn’t understand the situation with this MillarRich, a Private Facility. He has a home to come to if he needs be, but they refused us a CAP OR PAIR GRANT 5 years ago, why are Foster Families eligible for a 2 year old Dodge Grand Caravan Handicap accessible vehicle and not Employed, but can afford a 2020 5 Bedroom home worth $410,000 and Dept of Human Services in TN will not support the money or help me with nothing and we never heard a word from Department of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services hasn’t done 1 thing for his transition or employment or transportation like they said. I paid in my FICO TAXES 45 years, I have 40+ credits and I receive only $16 a month in SNAP until this Pandemic now that have increased until Tennessee cuts me off again. Now I am on the phone with TennCare Medicaid for my Dual Plus that they just decide to cut me off and again had reapply and I am sure that will deny me again, when I have paid my FICA that’s why I get SSDI Entitlements and I bought and paid for my benefits and because the state of Tennessee I really found out today it was a good slap in the face that Tennessee does not know what they’re doing it’s sad to say but they don’t listen they don’t follow the federal guidelines they don’t even know the difference between self-employed and an employee people are getting denied left and right here and this is the reason why because I talked to so many people today on the phone and I just can’t believe how naive and really uneducated they are so because of what they keep doing to people here I lost everything because of them because of the state and no knowledge no wisdom don’t know the difference between a 1099 and a W-2 and these people have destroyed me financially medically I just I have no words I’m just over it now I probably lose my vehicle I mean what else could they do to one person destroy us they’re killing us with the covid the highest County with the death toll I can’t even breathe as it is with COPD in an autoimmune deficiency but they don’t think that’s a problem they don’t think that’s chronic illness same with diabetes they almost killed my son disabled and all they’re worried about is his SSI check and make sure that they get it but they lied to him and nobody will do anything about it I don’t know what this country would have came down to I just don’t know anymore I’m just so aggravating to disgusted as a taxpayer and losing everything because we have uneducated people running this state so innocent people are dying because they want to do whatever they want to do and losing their shirts and homes and everything else because they don’t know the difference with the emergency pandemic assistance program that so many people are entitled to but we’re not getting it we’re not getting nothing that we are eligible for but the federal government won’t do a darn thing and step in and see what’s going on. My family my family was denied Home Health Care my 90-year-old mother with Parkinson’s disease and dementia was denied they let her suffer and keep falling bleeding bruises I couldn’t say a word cuz I didn’t have power of attorney over her so they wouldn’t answer to me they denied my son who’s got neuromuscular disease like paralyzed in a wheelchair they denied him home health and then my doctor is telling me my specialist don’t be lifted he’s too heavy for you don’t be lifting him because you’re going to have problems and you’re putting too much stress on your body with your diseases and it’s going to cost you in the end if you don’t stop now you need to get help and I said to my rheumatologist I said I have to do it he’s my son I have to take care of him because there’s nobody else that will help and look what happened now I have no feeling from my waist down I’m losing circulation might be returning purple and I can’t even get the dual Plus Insurance because they’re worried about money saying I made too much money and I don’t qualify when Medicaid and Social Security says I do I can’t even walk the pain is so severe my muscles are so tight I can’t even breathe it takes my breath away yes the government is going to hear it and then they don’t want to give us they’re fighting over the stimulus how much to give us if I remember correctly it’s not even the government’s money to be playing with it’s our money that we put in we the people put in and I can’t stand it when I get denied and everybody else gets denied and there’s people’s homeless lined up in Walmart parking lot at night sleeping in their cars are wherever because they didn’t get their benefits and there’s all this money that keeps coming in millions and millions of dollars but we’re not getting the help so where the hell is the money going to that’s what I like to know and allowing this to happen and my book that’s neglect abuse inhumane but you get away with it the state gets away with it the federal government gets away with it and the only ones that are suffering is the people that work hard and work like a dog and pays their FICA and we get spitted on we’re all being discriminated again it’s not one sided it’s all of us that doesn’t make the money, we are all below the poverty level you waste so much money the government I’m stupid wasteful crap that the United States citizens are sick and tired of hearing than fighting and bickering and impeachment and this and that we don’t want to hear it no more we’re sick of it just give us our money that we are rightfully do it belongs to us and somebody go in and shake up these states and see what the hell is going on the only one that cared and I know he did was President Trump he was for us he was fighting for us especially me a single mother disabled and raised two kids by herself and they destroyed that and now they want to impeach more money I’m sick of it just give us what we are due give us our money that we’re entitled to and I want my son back and he’s been trying to get his Social Security money and you guys are all playing around and won’t give it to him and I want to know why he told you he didn’t want that representative and it’s a conflict of interest and what right he shouldn’t even been representing him and you will love this to happen cuz nobody investigate it a former administrative law judge working for the Department of Health and Human Services and his wife have former assistant council to the Department of Children Services illegal and they’re pulling the strings and doing stuff behind my back and taking control of my son it reminds me of years and years ago when they put all these kids and institutions when they were young so nobody would see him they would hide them and keep them in an institution that’s what I feel like right now what you’re all doing to me this is my son God give it gave him to me to raise and I took good care of them but because of the state and federal government taking the money and not giving us what we need and his biggest thing was a handicap accessible van but you can spend all this other money on crap that’s nonsense but you don’t give it to the children who really need it for emergencies for when they’re sick at school so they can go the parents can go and get them or if there’s a fire they can’t get out I mean what is wrong with this government and why do they let these children our future suffer the way they do it’s uncalled for and then they all want to blame the parents or blame their mentally ill or these kids got behavioral problems yes we do and it’s because of you that done it to us by doing what you’re doing right now all these departments and then hanging up on us when we start quoting and reciting the federal laws or the statues they don’t want to hear it so we click. And since this is a blog and whoever reads this feel free to chime in and you know if I’m wrong tell me I’m wrong I’m a big girl I can handle it but this is the experience I have experience because when you have a healthy child and then you have another child that’s got disabilities you do the best you know how and I had to research and research and research and try to find resources to help him because I was tired of seeing him deteriorate in front of my eyes and nobody done nothing about it so the mother had to take control and now I get retaliated against that’s what I have to say.

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