Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

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 www.socialsecurity.gov, you can do several convenient, safe, and secure things within minutes.

When you create a free 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 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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36 thoughts on “Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet

  1. You sent me an e-mail about a shiny new tablet you sent me, I don’t know anything about this. Now I’m afraid that some one may have stole my social security number. Please respond asap. Thank you.

    • What happened to the wifi adapter on my netbook? Why did my sister go agro for the purposes of the US ex rel. v. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and ONDCP for deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC246 – SNAP on October 2013? So many questions, absolutely no right answers to the disability insurance depletion in 2016 problem by the SSA Actuary.

      Free Disability Insurance Reallocation Tax (DIRT) Act

      To immediately amend the DI tax rate from 1.80% to 2.30%, from 0.90% to 1.15% for employees and from 0.90% to 1.15% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.60% to 10.10%, from 5.30% to 5.05% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.30% to 5.05% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) to avoid depletion of the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund in 2016 without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401.

      To amend the DI tax rate again in 2018 to 2.20% from 2.30%, from 1.15% to 1.10% for employees and from 1.15% to 1.10% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.10% to 10.20%, from 5.05% to 5.10% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.05% to 5.10% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401 to maximize efficiency until a deficit appears in the OASI Trust Fund in 2020.

      Without Income Limit Law (WILL) Act

      To abolish the maximum taxable limit on DI contributions in 2016 and OASI contributions in 2017 and repeal Adjustment of the contribution and benefit base Section 230 of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)§430.

      To require the Social Security Administration to pay for SSI Costs beginning in 2017.

      To share profits in excess of social security program costs to the general fund of the U.S Treasury on a sliding scale beginning in 2017 DI 50/50 prioritizing the $22 billion + 2% annual growth cost of USPS, and OASI 10/90 to eliminate the federal budget deficit. In 2020 OASI would share at negotiated rates an estimated 25/75, in 2025 OASDI would share 50/50 and by 2030 75/25 and at 2035 OASDI would take all to pay for peak in costs of Baby Boomer generation and might need to raise the overall OASDI tax rate.

  2. This is all very interesting and I am happy to know you are keeping things up to date. But I have been waiting to receive SS payments due to my husband’s death on Feb 20, 2015. I have done everything requested, had a telephone interview, been approved, but still not received my increased benefit. Very frustrated.

    • Virginia, we appreciate your comment and can understand your frustration. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your application in this venue. Please continue to work with your local office on the specifics of your claim. When you call or visit the office, you can request to speak to a manager about the delay. You can also call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), and speak with one of our representatives regarding the status of your application. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week.

  3. Getting the Most Out of Your Shiny New Tablet ? I must have missed something, did SS have a sale or give away on Tablets ? Because with the funds I get from SSD I can barely scrape by.. no less purchase an iPad at $600.00 or even a clone tablet from HP or Samsung that Avg price goes for 200.00 to 400.00…. So please tell me what I missed out on.. and do you have another giveaway coming soon? If you do please don’t leave us my wife and I, out now that we are in our twilight years and basically live on the little funds of SSD we sure can use a way of purchasing a Shiny New Tablet.

    • I don’t understand this either. I didn’t have nor have I received a tablet.
      I also wonder, with Social Security in financial trouble, why are they paying people to write these emails and monitor another site?

  4. I know nothing of a shiny new tablet – did you send me one??? Please respond.
    Please do not give anyone my email address. Thank you.

  5. This is what you said at the top of this site………….
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    We 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….SO WHERE IS MY TABLET AND MY FRIENDS TABLET………..

  6. I don’t believe they gave anyone a tablet; they just ASSUME we all have them by now. (Sorry to say, I don’t, but I plan to get one when I retire.)

  7. Does this mean that Social Securiity is providing members with new tablets, or does it mean that you assume that we have new tablets?

  8. 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.

  9. 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. .

  10. 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?”

    • 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!”

  11. 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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1owE08Q8s

  12. 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.

  13. 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. ;>)

  14. If you are a RICH REPUBLICAN, you don’t NEED SOCIAL SECURITY-LIVE OFF OF YOUR FAT BANK ACCOUNT AND STOCK PORTFOLIO

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

  16. I hope you’ve learned your lesson about eye-catching and possibly misleading headlines. My first reaction was: How did SS know I got a new tablet? Is Verizon giving out information to the government? When I read your post, I realized it was a blanket statement to catch the attention of new tablet owners – but causing confusion for the many in our technology-challenged generation who don’t own – and may not be able to afford – a tablet!

  17. I really need a tablet because I’m always having to go to the library to get online and I don’t always have a way to get there so this would really help me out

  18. My mom, my dad, and grandmother all received one. You have to be disabled or have issues with your vision or need a hearing aid, then you will qualify. And yes i was very exited to receive 3 tablets.

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