Help Your Sister Retire Online — She’ll Thank You

Two women smiling at each otherThe bond between siblings is a special one. You may have fond memories of learning to ride bikes, blowing bubbles, and sharing your favorite toys with one another.

For Sunday’s National Sisters Day, we want to help you celebrate your relationships with your sisters – whether they’re your sisters by blood or by choice.

If your sister is old enough to consider retiring, then you can share another great moment to add to your collection of memories.

First, take your sister by the hand and head outside to enjoy some fresh air. Second, fire up your laptop or tablet and go to SocialSecurity.gov. Over a glass of cool lemonade or some fresh baked cookies you both like, check our Retirement Estimator.

If your sister decides retiring now is convenient for her, she can join the millions who’ve retired online and are already enjoying a secure retirement. Social Security’s online retirement application is simple and secure. You sister can complete it in 15 minutes!

You’ve always been there for your sisters, and you always will be. Make this new chapter of both of your lives another memorable one.

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31 thoughts on “Help Your Sister Retire Online — She’ll Thank You

  1. I am still working but plan on applying for my SS , I will
    be 66 y/o in November 2015, do I need to apply now if I want to start receiving my SS in November, I plan to continue working for another 2-3 years.

  2. Too late. Instead of looking forward to seeing my sister more often, after I retire — she left this world too soon.

  3. My Grandson is ADHD – 24 yrs old – cannot keep or hold a job – is living with, assisting his invalid mother who is on SSI. I’m not good at this stuff. Don’t know where my grandson fits, in this maze of assistance. But he needs some form of financial help so he can get out on his own. Jobs are very scarce and he doesn’t have a High School diploma, which makes the problem worse. Anyone know which of these various agencies my grandson might fit?

    • This is my story in NYC. Nephew is living with different family members until he has worn out welcome. Please give suggestions

    • Maybe you might look into applying for SSI for your grandson. If and when that is in place, try having him apply for a job at the “Good-Will.” They hire people with mild mental issues, not that I can label any directly. I do know that the “Good-Will,” has work that will help people who can’t hold other jobs in the community with jobs that will make them feel independent. I pray that his helps.

      From someone who care! Bless you.

    • Because he has a disability he may be eligible for the Division of Vocational rehabilitation services in any of the 50 states of the USA. Google Vocational rehabilitation ion any state. They do not help with financial resources but can assist with getting training and or jobs.

  4. This is exactly what I did for my sister. Thank you for printing instructions. It was easy to do it for my sister!!!!

    • Awesome! Thank you for your feedback and for helping your sister use our online services – we’re pleased we could help.

  5. My baby Sister is only 59 years young. I retired online, so I will help her to do so, when she is a little more, mature

    • Great sense of humor, Ronald, and thank you for using our online services! We’re glad to hear you will be helping your little sister utilize our online services too. Did you know that she can apply for a my Social Security account before she begins receiving retirement benefits? With a my Social Security account, she can review estimates of her retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; her earnings record; and the estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes she’s paid.

  6. I pray Congress will take some time out of their August vacation to read the 226 page 9th edition of Health and Welfare (HAW) http://www.title24uscode.org/haw.htm
    and unanimously pass the free Disability Insurance Reallocation Tax (DIRT) and Old Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance without Income Limit Law (OASDI WILL) Acts, when they return to conclude fiscal year 2015 with a Social Security Amendment. Biographer Catherine Drinker Bowen’s 1966 book about the American Constitutional Convention in 1787 titled, The Miracle in Philadelphia, notes in August, Gouverneur Morris said, “It takes seven years to make a shoemaker…Fourteen at least are necessary to learn to be an American legislator”. At age 41 I will have received Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) for exactly fourteen years in September 2015. Just in time to save the DI Trust Fund by reallocating the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax rate, from 1.8% DI 10.6% OASI to 2.3% DI 10.1% OASI in FY 2016 to save the DI trust fund at no cost to taxpayer, for free, beginning October 1, 2015. Furthermore, to balance the federal budget it is necessary to fund the DI Trust Fund and the United States Postal Service (USPS) by eliminating the maximum taxable limit on income on the 2.3% DI tax January 1, 2016 and then legislate a federal budget surplus by taxing the rich the entire 12.4% OASDI WILL on all income beginning January 1, 2017. Congress-members, earning $174,000 a year, have been unable to authorize themselves a raise since 2009. The maximum taxable limit on social security contributions is $118,500 (2015). In 2016 the WILL asks the average Congressional salary to pay less than $1,277 to save the DI trust fund and hopefully afford the Postal Service at the end of the year, as the result of the rising maximum taxable limit and non-growing wage of Congress. The combined OASDI tax on all income would cost the average Congressperson less than $6,882, out of their pocket, to balance the federal budget, if they agreed to pay 12.4% OASDI tax on all their income beginning January 1, 2017. Try the DI WILL in 2016, if the DI surplus can afford the Postal Service deficit at the end of the year or Congress is otherwise satisfied with the accounting of their tax-payments, buy the OASDI WILL in 2017, balance the federal budget and justify their first 3% annual pay-raise since 2009.

    Democracy relies upon the accuracy of OASDI Tables IV.A and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Table 4.1 Outlays by Agency. The SSA Chief Actuary Stephen C. Goss’s letter to Shaun Donovan OMB Director, titled, ‘Potential Reallocation of the Payroll Tax Rate Between the Disability Insurance (DI) Program and the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Program’ dated February 5, 2015 was wrong to use the actuarial DI shortfall statistic of 2.7% proposed by the President. The exact same mistake is corrected by this 9th edition of Health and Welfare at a rate of 2.3% DI 10.1% OASI beginning October 1, 2015 until 2018 when the rate changes to 2.2% DI and 10.2% OASI. Now that the math is done OMB and the SSA Actuary would be ready to synchronize their tables, if a mathematically sustainable budget and/or trust fund account, did not require that accounting fraud be first abolished, as a moral pre-requisite. One scenario where Congress might not want to pay the full 12.4% OASDI WILL, but definitely would want to pay the 2.3% DI WILL to save the DI Trust Fund and potentially pay the Postal Service, if the 130% growth in revenues is as high as expected at the reallocated 2.3% rate, is if OMB is unable to abolish the Allowances and Other Defense Civil Columns row (2009-2015 for $360 billion in debt relief, older years are concealed in and must be subtracted from undistributed off-setting receipts for a zero sum). A second scenario is if OMB does not agree to permanently, or at least until 2020, limit DoD spending to less than $500 billion and HHS spending to less than $1 trillion. A third, even more likely scenario, is because the SSA Actuary and President are unable to agree with the extraordinarily difficult mathematics of the OASDI tax reallocation, therefore morally unprepared for tax-base expansion, and an Actuary who can do the math has not been appointed.

  7. I have been trying get this in my name , they sid soon as I get it that it would so what I the problem because I don’ know none of these people in these apartment’s.

  8. I have been trying to get my fund’s put in my checking account like forever .Change you tell me who it is I need to talk to. To get this done, Not no one single some one that married,
    thank you

    • Adrian, if you receive Social Security benefits, you can create a my Social Security account and change your direct deposit online. If you receive SSI benefits, and want to establish or update direct deposit information, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. You can also visit your local office for assistance. We hope this helps!

  9. MY SECOND WIFE IS CONCERED IF SHE CAN DRAW OFF MY SS WHEN I PASS BECAUSED I WAS MARRIED TO MY FIRST WIFE OVER 10 YEARS AND IT SAYS SHE CAN DRAW OFF MY SS WHEN I DIE , THANKS

  10. We are in a bind, that my sister has worked for a company for 40 years, and they are trying to tell us that she will receive a little bit of money, which I am still having problems understanding. My sister had a stroke, and became paralyzed, now I am here trying to help her with her home, tryng to keep her rent up because she has 2 grandsons who are residing with her.

  11. How can I apply for a vehicle handicap placard for my husband? He is currently on disability and is partially paralyzed on one side, which makes it very difficult for him to walk any distance. We have a wheel chair also and maneuvering it in a regular parking space is almost impossible. Can someone there help me with this?

    • Hello Karen. Individuals who apply online, can check the status of their application online. Your sister will need her Social Security number and confirmation that she received when she applied to use this service.
      Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. For further assistance, your sister can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. When calling our toll free number, individuals will -generally- experience a shorter wait time if they call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

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