Online Social Security accounts to be explained in upcoming meeting
by Elane Jones
Jan 14, 2014 | 2585 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Jasper office will conduct a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Carl Elliott Regional Library to provide Walker County citizens with important information about how to create a new MySSA account.

Chris Waldrop, a service representative with the SSA’s Jasper office, said SSA employees will be at the library from 1 until 3 p.m. to present and demonstrate how to create MySSA accounts.

“Everyone is invited to come check out MySSA and learn how to create an account on our website,” Waldrop said. “You will learn how to conduct most of your Social Security business from any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with Internet access.”

MySSA is a personalized online account that people can begin using in their working years and continue using throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.

People age 18 and older can sign up for an account online, but Waldrop said SSA employees will also be helping anyone interested in setting up a new account during Wednesday’s meeting.

“This new online service will allow you to conduct business with Social Security without having to visit an office or make a phone call or wait for a letter to arrive in the mail,” Waldrop said. “After completing the secure verification process, you can create your own my Social Security account with a unique user name and password to access your information.”

The Social Security Administration expanded the services available with a MySSA account in 2013, and now more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients can instantly access their benefit verification letter, payment history and earnings record through their personal online account.

For more information, contact Chris Waldrop at Chris.Waldrop@ssa.gov.

or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.