Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

June 22, 2015 • By

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Last Updated: November 6, 2023

A man uses a tabletWe know that you love your tablet and all the ways you can use it. Besides catching up with emails, chatting with your friends, or updating your social media accounts, it’s also easy to use your tablet to visit our website to learn more about our many online services. The convenience of doing business online, even by tablet, is important to us, and that’s why we make sure our technology will keep your information safe.

We take Internet security seriously; ‘security’ is our middle name, after all! Your tablet is just one of the many devices you can use to experience a safe transaction on our website. At, you can do several convenient, safe, and secure things within minutes.

When you create a free personal my Social Security account, for example, you’ll have access to your Social Security Statement at your fingertips. You can also use your account to verify your earnings record and find out what to expect in future monthly benefits. Once you begin receiving Social Security, it’s a great tool to manage your benefits by changing your address, starting or changing your direct deposit, getting a replacement Medicare card, or getting a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S.

You’ll save time and energy thanks to how easy it is to go online, especially if you’re already on your tablet. Sign up for your own personal my Social Security account today before you beat the high score on your favorite game!

After your great experience, spread the word! You can tell your friends, and even tell us about your satisfying transaction on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can find all the ways you can connect with us online here.

Your information is safe with us when you go online using your tablet. When you use it wisely, there’s nothing better than seeing everything you can accomplish on your favorite device!

NOTE:  Due to audience feedback, we wanted to clarify that Social Security is not giving away tablets.  If you already have a tablet or are thinking about purchasing one, please consider doing business with us online – thanks!

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Phil Gambino, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Communications

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  1. Kerry K.

    I have never received, nor heard about a shiney new tablet. What’s going on? Should have I applied for it somewhere?

    • Susy

      I went to tons of links before this, what was I thninkig?

  2. DENNIS H.


  3. DENNIS H.

    I do not think the U. S. GOVERNMENT is GIVING AWAY TABLETS.

    • HunterSThompson

      but gave away phones ……

  4. Karen

    They were talking to me. They must have heard that I found an iPad on the sidewalk a few months ago. I turned it into the police but it was never claimed. After 90 days, it became mine. ;>)

    • Jenny

      Sam,Indeed. These chests are tiny in comparison to a full-size. You also have to consider the time and how these letters were written at the time that handwork was all but abandoned in an active shop.If I din87#d21&;t need to store a jointer plane, or a 30″ rip, my chest would be smaller, too.

  5. Peg

    Remember “If it seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” Read carefully. No one is going to give everyone on Social Security anything they are not due.

  6. josephine

    I did not receive a tablet, am I missing something from social security?

    • HunterSThompson

      Two capital “S’s” ?

      • Phyllis


  7. Tom

    The middle class is shrinking and our private pension system is failing. But we still have Social Security, right?

    Sort of. If you or someone you love relies on their earned benefits, you know how difficult it is to maintain a decent standard of living on Social Security.

    We can do better.

    On July 13, the White House will hold its once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging. This is our opportunity to put expanding Social Security on the agenda.

    Strengthen Social Security… Don’t Cut It – YouTube

    • HunterSThompson

      They are also giving away free tablets. College ruled.

      • Phyllis


  8. John

    Ah, yes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, such as trying to capture our attention with a catchy title. I wonder if anyone back there at the SSA asked the question ”I wonder how many of the intended recipients actially have a tablet?”

    • HunterSThompson

      Ah! Well, prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame, set at gas mark “egg on your face”

      I believe they asked that exact question, and after reviewing the aggregate data from the success of the MySSA website, sat back and said ” A good crackin’ lot of ’em do!”

  9. Evelyn

    Ladies and gentlemen, if you are like me, sometimes what we read is confusing. We all get confused from time to time. But, if you re-read the information carefully you will see that they are talking about a “tablet” you have already purchased or been given as a gift. BUT, if you don’t already own a tablet, ignore the information.. SS articles are written for everyone not just you or me personally. As we read the information given, we need to determine if it applies to us. If not, we forget it. Hope this helps to clarify the email we received today. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Note to James: An Amazon Kindle costs less than $100 or it could have been a gift from a family member or friend. .

    • cheryl

      Walmart has a RCA for 40

  10. Marta

    They didn’t say, they sent you a tablet. They were talking about what you can do on your tablet (one you brought or received as a gift) regarding Social Security.

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