Return the Favor, Teach Dad Something Cool

June 19, 2017 • By

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Last Updated: November 3, 2023

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From learning to ride a bike, to helping me with my homework, to hooking the bait just right so I can catch the big fish, my dad taught me a lot.

That same joke Dad’s been telling for 40 years may get old, but for the most part, dads are pretty cool, huh?

Over the years, I tried to reciprocate. I taught him how to use Facebook, walked him through the ins and outs of Instagram, and showed him the complex usage of Twitter.

So you just go online and say something? Yes, Dad.

If you can relate to these moments and, like me, you love teaching your dad something new and useful, here’s something else you can teach your dad. A personal my Social Security account can help him prepare for a healthy retirement.

Opening a my Social Security  account is easy, convenient and secure. Once you help your dad establish an account, he’ll have access to a wealth of information. He can get an estimate of his future retirement and disability benefits.

With a my Social Security  account, your dad can also get his Social Security Statement, which shows how much he paid in Social Security and Medicare taxes throughout his working years. Dad can use his Statement to verify his earnings history, to ensure he receives the correct payment amount when he’s eligible for benefits.

When he needs it, Dad can get a benefit verification letter to prove he receives Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare. A personal my Social Security  account allows him to change his address, if he’s receiving benefits, and to start or change his direct deposit information.

In some areas, he can even use a my Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security card.

Dad has always been there for you. On Father’s Day, you can be there for your dad by helping him prepare for the future. Help him open a my Social Security  account today!

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications


  1. Prnaeamo

    danny koker wife did the same.

  2. Mike M.

    Could you kindly send the above said Iinformation to my email to please!!

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Mike, thanks for using our blog. If you’re asking about the W-4V for voluntary tax withholding, you can download the form here or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for Form W-4V. After the form is filled out and signed, you can return it to your local Social Security office by mail. Use our Social Security Office Locator for the mailing address.

  3. Larry

    Where is the W4v form

  4. Tarot S.

    Realmente me meti en este articulo. Me parecio interesante y cargado de puntos de interes unicos. Me gusta leer artículos que me hagan pensar. Gracias por escribir este gran contenido.

  5. Kathrine H.

    How do you apply for a fishing license threw SSI

  6. Peter Z.

    This is funny! Some of us Dads on Social Security were working with computers before these so called smart sons were even born. lol

  7. test1

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the net for your problem and located most people goes together with along with your internet site.

  8. Ben

    One of the things that would be cool to teach our dads is how to use Siri app especially if you do the gift of installing a home automation system because at older ages having an assistant and an easy and automated home system is really helpful and valuable.

  9. Cara M.

    Thank you very much for the information you have submitted as useful for myself and hopefully useful also for other readers. Healthy greetings always

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