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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Million People Prefer to View Their Accounts through the SSA’s Online Service

In a recent press release, Social Security Administration (SSA) commissioner, Michael J. Astrue, announced that in less than a couple of months time, a million people have already accessed the agency’s online service to view their social security accounts statement.

Commissioner Astrue previously declared that the agency’s Social Security Statement is a huge success since it achieved its thrust of providing Americans with an easy access to their social security statements. Account holders can now obtain an estimation of their possible benefits in the future. Astrue further suggested that all policy holders should check their statements via online each year.

The online statement facility was developed by the agency to provide estimates for retirement, long-term, and permanent disability, as well as survivor benefits. For young wage earners, it likewise provides accurate information regarding their earnings. Therefore, they may be able to know whether their earnings are posted to their social security statement on time. Way back in snail mail days, seeing young wage earners’ earning details was far possible. 

The implementation of the agency’s online statement on its database was made effective last May 1. This popular electronic service of the agency has promoted ease and convenience for wage earners.

In a statement released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), most users are giving the online statement an excellent score of 89. In fact, this new online service is already becoming competitive with the other top-rated virtual services offered by the agency such as the retirement estimator and online application for retirement. The ACSI is responsible in tracking trends in customers’ satisfaction and in giving significant progress insights for private and government agencies.

Although the online service is easily accessible to anyone, users must be 8-years of age and must have a social security number, a valid e-mail address, and a U.S. mailing address, reminded by the SSA in its official press release page.

For better guides on the different kinds of social security benefits, a Los Angeles disability lawyer can provide some important reminders, specifically applicable to new applicants.