Men’s Health and Social Security

Father’s Day is a perfect time for focusing on health education and awareness, disease prevention, and family. Social Security encourages you to support fathers and friends everywhere in their efforts to stay healthy. The right balance of diet, exercise, regular visits to doctors and health care providers, and overall healthy living can go a long way to help everyone remain a part of your daily life for years to come.

Part of staying healthy and happy is reducing the amount of stress in your life. That’s where opening a my Social Security online account can help. Our online services make doing business with us fast and easy. At my Social Security, you can:

  • 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;
    • Request a replacement Medicare card; and
    • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.

In some states, you can even request a replacement Social Security card online using my Social Security. Currently available in several states, it’s an easy, convenient, and secure way to request a replacement card online. We continue to add more states, so we encourage you to check where this service is available. Tell dad to check out the healthy amount of features we have to offer.

In addition to using my Social Security, there are a number of other things you can do online with Social Security. For example, you can use the Retirement Estimator to plug in different numbers, retirement dates, and scenarios to help you decide the best time for you to retire.

And when that time comes, you can apply for retirement benefits online at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/about.htm. It can take as little as 15 minutes from start to finish. In most cases, once you submit your electronic application, that’s it, you’re done—no papers to sign or documents to submit.

Learn more about Social Security retirement benefits by reading our publication on the subject at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.

When you’re ready to retire, the best place to apply is from the comfort of your home computer, with some of your favorite music playing in the background. Now that’s a great start to a healthy retirement!

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7 thoughts on “Men’s Health and Social Security

  1. I ran for 30 years and that is why I am healthy today with normal BP and pulse. Almost all of my contemporaries did nothing throughout their lives. At this time I wake up at 4:00 AM because of a sleep disorder and go out and walk 4 miles.I am going to keep this up until I die.

  2. I has the confused! The blog is s’posed to be about Men’s Health, but is instead ‘tips’ on setting up an account and managing your social security. NOT what I was expecting, nor what I am hoping to learn from this blog.

    Then, I see a comments post by/from someone who has cut and paste information from a publication or regulation (TLDR)?!

    I will give this blog a couple more looks, but if this initial foray is the norm, looks like I will be unsuscribing in the not too distant future.

    SMH

    • I believe the reference is about Financial Health. My Social Security Account contains information to estimate your future benefits when you retire and begin receiving SS benefits. In order to check your financial health, check your “My Social Security” account to ensure your employers have credited your account with your earnings. If you were in the military, this is most important. at a certain point in time they did not credit your social security account. They have begun to credit peoples social security record with the past missed payment credits. Don’t assume your employer paid in the Social Security credits. Check your account with “My Social Security” account. Granted, not every posting is information you want to read, but you can learn new things if you check in from time to time. Remember a title is to grab your attention, whether you care to read it is your choice.
      Have a nice belated fathers day:)

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