April 4 – 13, 2016 is the National my Social Security Week. Your BBB® would like to pass along information to consumers about what this week is all about. The purpose of the week is to” raise awareness about the benefits of opening a secure online my Social Security account.”

According to the Social Security blog post about this week, here are some things consumers can do once they open a my Social Security account:

  • Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
  • Get an estimate of your future benefits, if you are still working;
  • Get a letter with proof of your benefits, if you currently receive them; and
  • Manage your benefits:
    • Change your address;
    • Start or change your direct deposit;
    • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-10425 for tax season.

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