April is National Social Security Month. This is a great time to reflect on how Social Security touches your life, no matter where you are on life’s journey. Whether you are just entering the workforce, a new parent, or you are planning for retirement — Social Security is there for you and your family, providing financial protection and vital services for many, including the growing and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
In fact, with longer life expectancies, elderly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will live more years in retirement and benefit from Social Security’s cost-of-living protections.
National Social Security Month is a great time to create a my Social Security account at ssa.gov/mysocialsecurity, and learn how to:
- Request a replacement Social Security card
- Set up or change direct deposit
- Get a proof of income letter
- Change your address, if you get benefits
- Check the status of your Social Security application
- Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099)
For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet your changing needs and lifestyles.
This year, during National Social Security Month, we will focus on the wide array of online services we provide that help put you in control — with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere. From estimating or managing your benefits, requesting a replacement card, to retiring online, we encourage you to see what you can do at SocialSecurity.gov.
Thanks to Everett M. Lo of the Social Security Administration for sharing the above information with us.