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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Celebrities Encouraging Americans to Visit SSA Website

SSA has found a new way how to urge people to use their services – by going online. And what is better way to do this? Use a celebrity as endorser.

George Takei and Patty Duke can be seen in at least eight commercials that encourage Americans to “Boldly Go” to the Social Security Administration’s website to know more about disability benefits, retirement benefits, Medicare, and other services and programs sponsored by the agency.

The two icons are joining forces to promote where people can easily and safely interact with personnel regarding their benefits and Medicare.

In one of the commercials, the two are talking about how easy and convenient it is to file social security benefits online.

Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, on the other hand, commends the efforts of the two celebrities in promoting the “top-rated online services in the U.S” and the ease of applying online for their retirement benefits.

Aside from this, SSA’s website also has forms and instructions that are downloadable to help claimants of benefits apply for the financial aid that the agency offers. All they have to do is “Boldly Go” to to learn more about the online services that they can use.